'Brubaker' and 'The Verdict' Blu-rays Detailed

Posted Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The two classic 1980s dramas from directors Stuart Rosenberg and Sidney Lumet bound for Blu-ray in May have now been fully detailed.

As previously reported, 20th Century Fox will be releasing 'Brubaker' and 'The Verdict' on Blu-ray on May 7.

'Brubaker' - Robert Redford stars in this potent drama based on the real life story of Tom Murton, the prison superintendent who rocked Arkansas politics when he exposed scandalous abuses and murders in a state prison. Posing as a new prisoner, Brubaker (Redford) discovers vast corruption in a state penitentiary before revealing himself to be the new warden. His personal crusade to bring reform puts him in grave danger, especially when he insists on exposing a series of secret murders that took place years earlier. Powerful and disturbing, Brubaker won acclaim for its gritty realism and Oscar-nominated screenplay.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and mono soundtracks, and supplements will include: Trailer & TV Spots.

'The Verdict' - Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Frank Galvin is a boozy washed-up attorney with a losing streak a mile long. So when he's handed a lucrative out-of-court settlement, everyone expects him to take the money and run. But Frank is tired of running and recklessly brings the case to court...only to discover that if finding the whole truth is a little like trial and error, then finding real justice is a lot like trial by fire.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and mono soundtracks, and supplements will include: Paul Newman: The Craft of Acting; Milestones in Cinema History: The Verdict; Sidney Lumet: The Craft of Directing; Audio Commentary with Director Sidney Lumet and Star Paul Newman; and Two Additional Featurettes.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Brubaker' and 'The Verdict' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under May 7.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Brubaker (Blu-ray)
The Verdict (Blu-ray)
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