'Barbara' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Christian Petzold's acclaimed film heads to Blu-ray in November.

In an early announcement to retailers, Kino Video says 'Barbara' will hit Blu-ray on November 12.

East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She must weigh her absolute dedication to her patients against a potential escape to the West, and her newfound attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit. 'Barbara' is a story of self-sacrifice and freedom and quiet heroism at a time and place when such values are at a premium. It is also about a healer whose morality and set of personal ethics are being called into question by circumstances specific to that same time and place in history.

Mark Olsen in the Los Angeles Times called 'Barbara' "A quietly gripping thriller. A riveting performance." Melissa Anderson in the Village Voice praised it as "Transfixing, superb, brilliantly played by Nina Hoss." The film had its US premiere at the New York Film Festival in 2012, followed by a theatrical release by Adopt Films.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and there doesn't appear to be any supplements for this release.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Barbara' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 12.

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Barbara (2012) (Blu-ray)
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