'The Killing Fields: 30th Anniversary Edition' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The three-time Oscar winner and Best Picture nominee will be getting the Blu-ray digibook treatment in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers will release 'The Killing Fields: 30th Anniversary Edition' starring Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, and John Malkovich in a Blu-ray digibook on January 7.

This emotional and brutally honest true story follows Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg (Waterston), who remains in Cambodia in 1975 after the government falls. He convinces his friend and translator Dith Pran (Ngor) to stay with him to report on the bloodbath perpetrated by one of the most brutal regimes of the 20th century and on the United States' role in precipitating the horror. The two continue to work until the Khmer Rouge, the terrorist government that killed nearly 3 million, arrests them. Schanberg is eventually released and returns to New York. Pran is sent for execution but barely manages a daring escape from the killing fields and from Cambodia. With the help of Schanberg, Pran emigrates to the U.S. and becomes a staff photographer for the New York Times.

'The Killing Fields' won three Oscars® (1984) for Best Supporting Actor (Ngor), Best Cinematography (Chris Menges) and Best Editing (Jim Clark) as well as nominations for Best Picture, Best Screenplay (Bruce Robinson), Best Director (Roland Joffé) and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Waterston).

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include a director's commentary and theatrical trailer.

Suggested list price for the digibook is $27.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Killing Fields: 30th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under January 7.

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The Killing Fields: 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
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