'Breaking the Waves' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 06:00 AM PST by

Lars von Trier's acclaimed 1996 film will wash up on Blu-ray in April. Click here to order!

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection will present 'Breaking the Waves' on Blu-ray on April 15.

Lars von Trier ('Antichrist') became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence. Emily Watson ('Punch-Drunk Love') stuns, in an Oscar-nominated performance, as Bess, a simple, pious newlywed in a tiny Scottish village who gives herself up to a shocking form of martyrdom after her husband ('Insomnia’s Stellan Skarsgård) is paralyzed in an oil-rig accident. 'Breaking the Waves,' both brazen and tender, profane and pure, is an examination of the expansiveness of faith and of its limits.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will feature a new 1080p 4k digital restoration, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Selected-scene audio commentary featuring director Lars von Trier, editor Anders Refn, and location scout Anthony Dod Mantle; New interview with filmmaker and critic Stig Björkman; New interviews with actors Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård; Interview from 2004 with actor Adrian Rawlins; Watson's audition tape, with commentary by von Trier; Deleted and extended scenes, with commentary by von Trier; Deleted scene featuring the late actor Katrin Cartlidge; Cannes Film Festival promotional clip; Trailer; and an essay by critic David Sterritt.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

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

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Breaking the Waves (Blu-ray)
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