'The Silence' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The acclaimed crime-thriller from Baran bo Odar is planned for Blu-ray in July.

In an early announcement to retailers, Music Box Films says 'The Silence' will be available on Blu-ray on July 23.

Based on the novel of the same name by Jan Costin Wagner, 'The Silence' begins on a hot summer day in 1986 with the brutal murder of a young girl named Pia, killed in a wheat field by Peer as his helpless friend Timo watches. Twenty-three years later, on the same date, 13-year-old Sinikka goes missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot, leading police to suspect the same killer may be at work again. Recently widowed detective David and his colleague Janna struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes with the help of Krischan, the retired investigator of the original unresolved case. While Sinikka's distraught parents are trapped in an agonizing period of waiting and uncertainty, their daughter's fate rips open unhealed wounds in the heart of Pia's mother and sends Timo in search of Peer and their own suppressed past.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include Two films by Baran bo Odar: Quietsch (7 min) and Under The Sun (60 min); Interviews with cast and crew; TV spots; and Theatrical Trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Silence' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 23.

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The Silence (Blu-ray)
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