War Horse, which received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, comes out on Blu-ray and DVD April 3rd. Disney is releasing WAR HORSE on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. From Legendary Academy Award®-winning motion picture director/producer Steven Spielberg, this critically acclaimed and Academy Award®-nominated epic adventure tells the story of the extraordinary journey of courage and friendship as seen through the eyes of one unforgettable horse named Joey, and his miraculous journey to find his way back home.
I saw this movie back in December and really enjoyed it. I loved how it captured the heart of the horse and the terrible aspects of war without really showing the gore of the war. Joey was fantastic, of course I hear there were about 15 Joeys. They were all fabulous. Then of course all the actors were fantastic too. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that the actor (Tom Hiddleston) that plays Loki in The Avengers was also in War Hose. Someone told me that about 10 times and I never got it until I made the connection myself. Because he looks completely different. Tom played Captain Nicholls. The soldier that took Joey to war.
I interviewed Emily Watson and just loved her. Emily felt the movie was filmed beautifully and as an anti-war film you really get the idea that that particular war was pointless. 4 years of carnage and so much loss of life and a terrible miss treatment of animals. Steven Spielberg captured all of that beautifully without making you watch all of the carnage. She played Rosie Narracott the mother of Albert.
Now Albert plays a very central role in the movie War Horse. He becomes the owner of Joey at a very early age and believes this horse is capable of great things. He does everything he can to prove it too, even enlists in the war to prove it.
War Horse Synopsis:
The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war— a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is currently on Broadway. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.
2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)
· “War Horse”: The Journey Home
· An Extra’s Point of View
Bonus features include a special 60 minute documentary (named “A Filmmaking Journey”), created by Spielberg, that offers a never-before-seen inside look into the making of WAR HORSE, a behind the scenes look at Spielberg’s Award-Winning “Dream Team” – the film’s scoring session with five-time Oscar-winning composer John Williams, a look through Producer Kathleen Kennedy‘s lens as she shares photos she took during the filming and recounts her discovery of “War Horse.”
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