will release Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed WWII drama
Black Book (Zwartboek) on DVD on April the 30th. (Few
etailers have it listed as being scheduled for this date, which is a
couple of weeks earlier than expected).
The film, about a young Jewish singer
fleeing from Nazi occupied Holland, marked the return of the director
after an absence of six years.
The disc will feature exclusive interviews
with Verhoeven and star Carice Van Houten. The film will be presented in
anamorphic widescreen format, with a choice of Dolby Digital 2.0, 5.1 and
DTS 5.1 audio tracks. The RRP is £19.99.
Sidney Lumet's Oscar and Golden
Globe-nominated 1982 courtroom drama
Verdict will be released by Twentieth Century Fox Home
Entertainment on DVD as a two-disc tin-clad Special Edition on March the
19th. It will become part of the company's Cinema Reserve imprint.
The disc will feature a re-mastered version
of the film, presented in anamorphic 1.85:1 format. The film is
supplemented by five featurettes (Making of The Verdict (15m),
Paul Newman: The Craft of Acting (9m), Sidney Lumet: The Craft of
Directing (11m); Milestones in Cinema History: The Verdict
(23m) and AMC Backstory: The Verdict (22m), a theatrical trailer;
and a photo gallery (c.30 images). Worryingly, there's no mention of the
Lumet (and, briefly, Paul Newman) commentary track that's on the current
R2 version, and the US edition. The RRP is £17.99.
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