'The War' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM PST by

The critically acclaimed World War II documentary miniseries will enlist to Blu-ray in May.

In an early announcement to retailers, Paramount is readying 'The War' for Blu-ray on May 15.

Six years in the making, the epic, seven-part film directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective through the personal accounts of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. Revealing the most intimate human dimensions of a worldwide catastrophe, the 15-hour documentary paints a vivid portrait of how the war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.

'The War' is narrated by Emmy Award®-winner Keith David and includes voiceovers from acclaimed performers such as Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Lucas, Adam Arkin and Eli Wallach and features recordings by Norah Jones and Wynton Marsalis, as well as war-era favorites from Benny Goodman, Nat ‘King’ Cole and more. Presented in pristine high-definition, the Blu-ray also boasts nearly two hours of special features including filmmaker commentary, deleted scenes, additional interviews and a making of featurette.

The release is timed with repeat airings on PBS May 20th and May 27th.

Suggested list price for the 6-disc Blu-ray set is $129.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The War' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under May 15.

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