UK Exclusive 2-Disc SE of The Deer Hunter announced

Warner Home Video have announced a UK exclusive 2-disc Special Edition DVD release of The Deer Hunter for 4th August 2003 with a retail price of £19.99. Preceding Robert De Niro's 60th Birthday on 17th August this R2 set offers the following features...

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English DD5.1 Audio
  • Commentary by director Michael Cimino
  • Realising The Deer Hunter: an Interview with Michael Cimino
  • Shooting The Deer Hunter: an interview with Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond
  • Playing The Deer Hunter: an Interview with John Savage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Picture Gallery
  • DVD-ROM: Downloadable original press brochure
Here is a look at the DVD Artwork and the promotional text from the PR.

This UK exclusive is packed with all new special features including an insightful audio commentary by recluse director Michael Cimino plus interviews with Cimino, star John Savage and cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond.

Double Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and double Academy Award winner Meryl Streep star in one of the most harrowing films set in war torn Vietnam. A highly emotional psychological thriller containing one of the most memorable scenes in film history, no self-respecting film fan should be without this new definitive DVD version of a seminal classic.

Director Michael Cimino's sensitive, painful and evocative film packs an emotional punch winning 5 Oscars including Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Christopher Walken, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Sound and Best Editing.

The Deer Hunter is an astonishing, powerful and vivid epic about three men, steelworkers from Pennsylvania, whose lives are changed irrevocably in the tragic devastation of the Vietnam War. When Michael (Robed De Niro), Steven (John Savage) and Nick (Christopher Walken) are captured by the Vietcong, they are forced to play Russian Roulette by their brutal captors, who make bets on their survival. The experience of capture leaves them with terrible physical and spiritual wounds and when Michael returns to Saigon to fulfil an old vow to one of his friends he makes an unexpected, horrific discovery.

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