'The Untold History of the United States' Bound for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Oliver Stone's 10-part documentary miniseries will be available on Blu-ray in October.

In an early retailer announcement, Warner Brothers is working on 'The Untold History of the United States' for Blu-ray on October 15.

As Americans, do we really know and understand our shared and complicated history? How do we recall the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past? Will our children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of our country? The in-depth, surprising, and riveting series, co-written by Stone with Peter Kuznick and Matt Graham, was directed and narrated by Stone.

Chapters include:

Chapter 1: World War II
Chapter 2: Roosevelt, Truman & Wallace
Chapter 3: The Bomb
Chapter 4: The Cold War 1945-1950
Chapter 5: The '50s: Eisenhower, The Bomb & The Third World
Chapter 6: JFK: To The Brink
Chapter 7: Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune
Chapter 8: Reagan, Gorbachev & Third World - Rise of the Right
Chapter 9: George H.W. Bush & Clinton: Squandered Peace - New World Order
Chapter 10: George W. Bush & Obama: Age Of Terror

The 4-disc set will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Prologue, Chapter A - World War I, The Russian Revolution, & Woodrow Wilson: Roots of Empire -- How did the United States become an empire? A look back at the election of 1900 and the Spanish-American War, climaxing with World War I and the Russian Revolution as the mother of the ensuing conflict between the British, Soviet, and newborn American Empire; Prologue, Chapter B - 1920–1940: Roosevelt, Hitler, and Stalin: The Battle Of Ideas -- Franklin Roosevelt inherits a divided nation, rife with conflict. Struggle leads to change in the United States, Hitler rises to power in Germany, and World War Two pushes the U.S. and the Soviet Union toward an uneasy alliance; and the bonus documentary - A Conversation with History: Tariq Ali And Oliver Stone -- In this companion film to The Untold History of the United States, Oliver Stone and author/political philosopher Tariq Ali discuss a wide range of topics, accompanied by archival footage not found in the series, in a probing, hard-hitting conversation on the politics of history.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'The Untold History of the United States' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 15.

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Untold History of the United States (Blu-ray)
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