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Blood Diamond (R1) in March - Artwork added

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Blood Diamond for 20th March 2007. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, an ex-mercenary turned smuggler (Leonard DiCaprio) and a Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou) join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside.

Director Edward Zwick’s latest is available in separate Single-Disc Widescreen and Full Screen editions ($28.98 SRP) or as a Two-Disc Widescreen Special Edition ($34.99 SRP). The film is presented with English, French and Spanish audio (DD5.1 Surround) and subtitle options along with a Director’s Commentary.

Additional extras on the Two-Disc Special Edition include:

  • ”Blood on the Stone” Documentary (50mins) - Follow the path of a diamond from the ground to the store
  • ”Becoming Archer” Featurette (8:30mins) - A profile of Leonardo DiCaprio and how he trained for the war
  • ”Journalism on the Front Line” Featurette (6:07mins) - Jennifer Connelly on Women Journalists at war
  • ”Inside the Siege of Freetown” Featurette (10:28mins) - See how Ed Zwick tackled the pivotal scene
  • Music Video: "Shine On Em" by rap artist Nas

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