Posted Mon May 23, 2016 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The 1945 war drama will be headed to Blu-ray later this year.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Archive will be releasing 'They Were Expendable' on Blu-ray later this year.
Supplies are dwindling. Troops are hopelessly outnumbered. But even in defeat there is victory. The defenders of the Philippines – including PT-boat skippers John Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and Rusty Ryan (John Wayne) – will give the U.S. war effort time to regroup after the devastation of Pearl Harbor.
Director John Ford's World War II tale knows its battle-scarred topic firsthand. Montgomery was himself a Pacific PT-boat commander and a valorous Bronze Star recipient. Ford filmed the Academy Award-winning documentary The Battle of Midway. And Wayne creates a portrait of patriotic resolve as only he can. They Were Expendable salutes all who expended themselves during some of the war's bleakest hours.
Specs have yet to be revealed, but the release will include the original trailer.
You can find the latest specs for 'They Were Expendable' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under PENDING.
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