Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
Francesco Rosi's 1970 war drama enlists Blu-ray's service in January.
In an early announcement to retailers, RaroVideo has just revealed 'Many Wars Ago' for Blu-ray on January 7.
In Northern Italy, WWI has turned into a bloody stalemate. Bogged down in their trenches on a barren highland, the men of an Italian infantry division have been given one objective: retake a commanding height from the enemy. Unfortunately, the tactical ingenuity of general Leone (Alain Cuny), the unpopular division commander, consists of supplementing frontal attacks against machine-guns with medieval fighting schemes. His dispirited troops must be prodded with ever harsher measures into storming the Austrian positions. As casualties mount, indignation spreads amongst the rank and file. Disturbed by the decisions of his superiors, lieutenant Sassu (Mark Frechette) is progressively led to question the purpose of the war and to reconsider where his real duties lie.
The Blu-ray will feature a digitally restored in collaboration with the National Cinematheque and The Turin National Museum under the supervision of director Francesco Rosi and supplements will include: before and after restoration demonstration; Interview with director Francesco Rosi; new and improved subtitle translation; and fully illustrated booklet on the genesis and production of Many Wars Ago.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Many Wars Ago' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 7.
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