Blu-ray Enters 'The War Room'

Posted Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM PST by

The acclaimed political film from D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus goes Criterion in March.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection has set 'The War Room' for Blu-ray on March 20.

The 1992 presidential election was a triumph not only for Bill Clinton but also for the new breed of strategists who guided him to the White House. 'The War Room' is a vivid document of a political moment whose truths (“It’s the economy, stupid!”) still ring in our ears.

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p digital transfer, a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements include: Return of the War Room, a 2008 documentary in which advisers James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, and Paul Begala and others reflect on the effect the Clinton war room had on the way campaigns are run; Making The War Room, a conversation between the filmmakers about the difficulties of shooting in the campaign's fast-paced environment; Panel discussion hosted by the William J. Clinton Foundation and featuring Carville, Clinton adviser Vernon Jordan, journalist Ron Brownstein, and surprise guest Bill Clinton; Interview with strategist Stanley Greenberg on the increasing importance of polling; and a booklet featuring an essay by writer Louis Menand.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The War Room' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 20.

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The War Room (Blu-ray)
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