'Copperhead' Blu-ray Dated

Posted Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST by

Ronald F. Maxwell's 2013 Civil War drama based on the novel by Harold Frederic will be marching to Blu-ray in April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers is preparing 'Copperhead' for Blu-ray on April 15.

Inspired by actual events, Copperhead takes place in upstate New York, circa 1862. Dairy farmer Abner Beech (Billy Campbell) despises slavery, but just as passionately opposes the war that President Lincoln is waging hundreds of miles away in the name of "union." Abner is what's known as a "Copperhead"; neither Yankee nor Rebel. Soon a local anti-slavery zealot named Hagadorn (Angus Macfadyen) stirs up the town against him, first with pamphlets and rumors that prompt shopkeepers to boycott Abner's dairy products, and next by coaxing the community to shun his family. Worse, Abner's son falls in love with Hagadorn's daughter, marching off to war to please her only to go missing in action. Hagadorn's wild-eyed rhetoric ignites a torch-bearing mob to descend upon Abner's farm, placing all that both men love in mortal danger.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements have yet to be revealed for this release.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Copperhead' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 15.

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Copperhead (Blu-ray)
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