Posted Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Jonathan Teplitzky’s acclaimed drama based on the extraordinary memoir of World War II prisoner of war Eric Lomax is headed for Blu-ray in August.
In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay will be releasing 'The Railway Man' on Blu-ray on August 12.
Academy Award® Winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in the remarkable autobiography of Eric Lomax (Firth), a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax and his wife Patti (Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.
The Weinstein Company released 'The Railway Man' theatrically on April 11, 2014 to critical acclaim. Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times raves that the film is “an impressively crafted, skillfully acted, highly absorbing journey into a dark corner of world history.” “Colin Firth gives a compelling performance,” lauded Stephen Holden of the New York Times, “Nicole Kidman is radiant.”
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: The Making Of The Railway Man and Feature Commentary With Director Jonathan Teplitzky And Co-Writer/Producer Andy Paterson.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Railway Man' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 12.
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