'American Sniper: The Chris Kyle Commemorative Edition' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Mar 17, 2016 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Clint Eastwood's drama based on the life of U.S. sniper Chris Kyle is getting a special commemorative edition in May.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers has revealed 'American Sniper: The Chris Kyle Commemorative Edition' will arrive on Blu-ray on May 3.

“American Sniper” stars Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a lethal sniper and qualities as a human being made him a hero both on and off the battlefield.

A two-time Oscar® nominee for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Cooper stars alongside Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell.

Oscar®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed “American Sniper” from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one.

The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will donate $1.00 of the purchases to Chris Kyle Frog Foundation up to $150,000 from April 19, 2016 through December 31, 2016, void in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi and South Carolina.

This release will feature a special commemorative disc with 60 minutes of brand-new bonus content, including revealing in-depth documentaries narrated by Bradley Cooper.

You can find the latest specs for 'American Sniper: The Chris Kyle Commemorative Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under May 3.

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