'Lion of the Desert' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

War will erupt on Blu-ray in November.

In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is preparing 'Lion of the Desert' for Blu-ray on November 12.

'Lion of the Desert' begins in 1929: Benito Mussolini (Rod Steiger) has been at war with Bedouin patriots for decades, the point of contention being the Italian colonization of Libya. Mussolini has appointed General Rodolfo Graziani (Oliver Reed) as governor to Libya, confident that he can crush the rebellion. However, Omar Mukhtar (Anthony Quinn) – a teacher and humanist, yet skilled in desert warfare – has assumed leadership of the resistance. Led by Mukhtar, the Bedouin troops fight on horseback, using guerrilla tactics against the formidable forces of the Italian Army.

Supplements have not been announced yet, but the Blu-ray will feature 1080p video and a DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Lion of the Desert' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 12.

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Lion of the Desert (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disc Announcements, Starz/Anchor Bay (all tags)