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Backdraft (Anniversary Edition) in September

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Backdraft (2-Disc Anniversary Edition) for 19th September 2006 priced at $19.98 SRP. Kurt Russell and William Baldwin star as two feuding siblings carrying on a heroic family tradition as Chicago firefighters. But when a puzzling series of arson attacks is reported, they are forced to set aside their differences to solve the mystery surrounding these explosive crimes.

Features on this two-disc set include:

  • Digitally Remastered Picture & Sound
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Ron Howard Introduction
  • Over 40 Minutes of Deleted Scenes
  • Igniting the Story -Director Ron Howard, Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer and others discuss the evolution of the film from script to screen
  • Bringing Together The Team -From the casting room to firefighter clinics see how director Ron Howard brought together a talented team of actors and real-life firefighters
  • The Explosive Stunts -Filmmakers reveal the state-of-the-art technology and heroic stunts that created the explosive action of the film
  • Creating the Villain: The Fire -See how an overwhelmingly talented team of special effects creators and stunt coordinators worked together to bring the fire to life
  • Real-Life Fireman, Real-Life Stories -Get an insider’s perspective on what it takes to be a firefighter in this round-table discussion with the crew of Station 73, Santa Clarita

Backdraft will also be available day-and-date on HD-DVD - full details here.

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