'Zulu Dawn' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Nov 8, 2012 at 06:00 AM PST by

Douglas Hickox's 1979 epic leads the charge to Blu-ray in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Severin is preparing 'Zulu Dawn' for Blu-ray on January 8.

Burt Lancaster, Peter O'Toole, Simon Ward, Bob Hoskins, and Sir John Mills lead an all-star cast in the shocking true story of The Battle of Isandhlwana: In January 1879, arrogant officials of the British colony of Natal, Africa issued a list of unauthorized ultimatums to the Zulu Nation. When the Zulu King refused their demands, the Empire declared war. In a series of grave tactical blunders, a garrison of 1,500 British soldiers faced an army of 25,000 enraged Zulu warriors in what would become the most horrifying disaster in British military history. Nigel Davenport ('Chariots of Fire'), Denholm Elliott ('Raiders of the Lost Ark'), Phil Daniels ('Quadrophenia') and 13,000 actual Zulus co-star in this acclaimed prequel to the classic 'Zulu,' now packed with exclusive bonus features, fully restored to its correct aspect ratio, and re-mastered in stunning HD for the first time ever in America. .

Specs have yet to be revealed, but the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will include: The History Of The Zulu Wars - Exclusive New Featurette With Zulu Rising Author Ian Knight And Historical Advisor Midge Carter; Recreating The War - Exclusive New Interview With Historical Advisor Midge Carter; and Theatrical Trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Zulu Dawn' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 8.

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Zulu Dawn (Blu-ray)
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