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The Dam Busters SE (R2/UK BD) in June

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of The Dam Busters (Special Edition) on 14th June 2010. Based on the legendary true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his men, The Dam Busters (1955) captures all the thrilling action and suspense of the magnificent exploits of a young squadron charged with taking out the impenetrable Ruhr river dams of Germany with an ingeniously designed bouncing bomb.

Digitally restored, the discs also feature a brand new documentary that is based around interviews with the last remaining survivors of the daring raid. Written and directed by Matt Richards (The Brits Who Fought For Spain, Extraordinary People), The Dam Busters – 617 Squadron Remembers is presented by renowned historian Max Arthur, author of The Dam Busters: An Oral History.

The documentary runs for 56-minutes and is the sole extra. You also get HOH subs on the main feature.

RRP is £15.99 on DVD and £19.99 on Blu-ray. The latter is listed as Region B coded, 1080P 1.33:1, English Mono (PCM 2.0). The DVD is also 1.33:1 with English Mono audio (DD2.0).

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