'Schindler's List' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST by

Steven Spielberg's acclaimed holocaust drama is finally getting the Blu-ray treatment this March!

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal Studios says 'Schindler's List' will have a Blu-ray release on March 5.

Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, it also won every major Best Picture Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Society of Film Critics, the National Board of Review, the Producers Guild, the Los Angeles Film Critics, the Chicago, Boston and Dallas Film Critics; a Christopher Award; and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe Awards. Steven Spielberg was further honored with the Directors Guild of America Award.

The film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference, and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film, which also won Academy Awards for Screenplay, Cinematography, Music, Editing, and Art Direction, stars an acclaimed cast headed by Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle, and Embeth Davidtz.

The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Voices from the List: Featuring documentary with testimonies from those who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler; and USC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg: The director shows how filming Schindler's list inspired him to establish the USC Shoah Foundation.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Schindler's List' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 5.

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Schindler's List (Blu-ray)
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