Posted Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The Best Picture winner from the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts is slated for an August Blu-ray release.
Well Go USA has announced they are preparing the war film '9th Company: Collector's Edition' for Blu-ray on August 31.
Reminiscent of 'Apocalypse Now,' 'Full Metal Jacket' and 'The Big Red One,' '9th Company' is credited as being the first real post-Soviet era war film.
The highest grossing film in Russia in 2005 at $27 million, '9th Company' also won a NIKA Award for Best Film and marks the feature directorial debut of Fyodor Bondarchuk, son of renowned director Sergei Bondarchuk ('War and Peace,' 1968.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and over an hour's worth of supplements including: Deleted scenes, Director and crew interviews, Historical interviews accounting the Soviet-Afghanistan conflict, and a Theatrical trailer.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $32.98.
You can find the latest specs for '9th Company: Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 31.
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