'Day of the Falcon' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST by

The thrilling action-adventure soars to Blu-ray in March.

In an early announcement to retailers, Image Entertainment is preparing 'Day of the Falcon' for Blu-ray on March 26.

The film about star-crossed lovers, ancient traditions, family pride...and oil is directed by award-winning director Jean-Jacques Annaud ('Enemy at the Gates,' 'Seven Days in Tibet') and boasts an international all-star cast including Antonio Banderas ('Desperado,' 'Puss in Boots'), Mark Strong ('Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Sherlock Holmes'), Freida Pinto ('Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Slumdog Millionaire') and Tahar Rahim ('The Eagle'), 'Day of the Falcon' is a soaring epic of honor, greed, betrayal, and love.

With a screenplay by Annaud, Alain Godard ('The Name of the Rose,' 'Enemy at the Gates') and Academy-Award nominee Menno Meyjes ('The Color Purple,' 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'), and featuring a breathtaking score from Academy-Award winner James Horner ('Avatar,' 'Titanic,' 'Braveheart'), 'Day of the Falcon' unfolds amidst the arid landscape of the Middle East in the early part of the 20th century. After years of bloody conflict, the leaders of two rival kingdoms (Banderas and Strong) reluctantly agree to end the fighting. But when oil is discovered between their territories, the war is re-ignited. Now it is up to their children (Rahim and Pinto) – young lovers who have married in hopes of bringing the families together – to find a way to end the violence and bring peace to the land.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: The Making of Day of the Falcon: A 40-Minute Documentary; Transforming the Desert: The Visual Effects of Day of the Falcon; and From Storyboard-to-Screen.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.97.

You can find the latest specs for ' Day of the Falcon' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under March 26.

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Day of the Falcon (Blu-ray)
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