Posted Thu Jan 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
Ang Lee's war drama is heading to Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray in February.
Two-time Academy Award® winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad - contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video and a DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. Meanwhile, the Ultra HD Blu-ray will feature 2160p video at 60 frames per second (FPS) and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. In addition, the Ultra HD Blu-ray will also include a Blu-ray 3D disc. Supplements will include:
- Deleted Scenes
- "Into Battle and Onto the Field: Stepping Inside Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"
- "Recreating the Halftime Show"
- "The Brotherhood of Combat"
- "Assembling A Cast"
- 4K Ultra HD Exclusive Special Feature – 4K Featurette with Ang Lee and Time Squyres discussing the film's groundbreaking frame rate technology
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $30.99. Suggested list price for the Ultra HD Blu-ray is $39.99.
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