Valkyrie coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray May 19th

Movie News | By on Mar 12th, 2009

Tom Cruise stars in Bryan Singer’s WWII thriller, debuting on Blu-ray Disc and Two-disc special edition DVD with digital copy on May 19th from MGM Home Entertainment. The DVD & Blu-Ray is loaded with over three hours of Special Features including commentary by Cruise and Singer, Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes and more!

Anyone else think it’s a bit weird that there is 50 different accents in this movie? You’d think since this was a German movie they’d get all German actors? Maybe it will be good, who knows?

LOS ANGELES, CA – The remarkable yet seldom told true story of the German Resistance’s attempted coup and assassination of Adolf Hitler reveals itself when Valkyrie is released on Blu-ray Disc and Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy on May 19th from MGM Home Entertainment. Set in Nazi Germany, Valkyrie chronicles the daring and ingenious “July 20 plot” to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Oscarâ-nominee Tom Cruise* (Mission Impossible, Minority Report) stars as the loyal German nationalist Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the mastermind behind the plot to kill Hitler and overthrow his fascist regime.

Convinced the Nazi leader must die at all costs, Stauffenberg joins with a group of similarly disillusioned officers and civilians whose like minds come together for a common purpose in the face of incredible odds. Directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects), Valkyrie boasts “…a top-notch international cast…” (Entertainment Weekly) including Academy Awardâ-nominees Kenneth Branagh** (Hamlet, Henry V), Tom Wilkinson*** (Michael Clayton, In The Bedroom) and Terence Stamp (Get Smart; The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert), as well as Bill Nighy (The Constant Gardener, Love Actually) and Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen, “The Riches”).

For its theatrical debut, Valkyrie was one of the biggest grossing box office adult movies of the past holiday season.

With over three hours of special features, the Valkyrie Blu-ray Disc includes commentary by director Bryan Singer and Tom Cruise, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more. The Valkyrie Blu-ray Disc will be available for $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada; the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy is priced at $34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada; and the single-disc DVD will be available for $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada. Prebook date is April 22nd.

* 1990: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Born On The Fourth Of July; 1997: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Jerry Maguire; 2000: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Magnolia

** 1993: Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Director, Hamlet; 1993: Best Short Film, Live Action, Swan Song; 1997: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Hamlet

*** 2002: Best Actor in a Leading Role, In The Bedroom; 2008: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Michael Clayton

Synopsis

“Tom Cruise gives one of the best performances of his career” (Jeffrey Lyons, NBC/Reel Talk) in this action-packed film from the director of The Usual Suspects and X-Men. Based on the incredible true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and his ingenious assassination plot targeting Adolf Hitler, this engrossing thriller reenacts the daring operation to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Co-starring Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp and Eddie Izzard, Valkyrie delivers gripping suspense and pulse-pounding excitement from start to finish.

Blu-ray Disc Specs

Valkyrie Blu-ray Disc will be presented in widescreen format with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio; Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital; and Spanish, French, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin & Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. Bonus features include:

Disc One

· Commentary by Tom Cruise, Bryan Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie

· Commentary by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander

· Featurettes:

o The Journey to Valkyrie

o The Road to Resistance: A Visual Guide

o The African Front Sequence

o Taking to the Air

o Recreating Berlin

o 92nd Street Y: Reel Pieces with Tom Cruise and Bryan Singer

o The Valkyrie Legacy

Disc Two

· Digital Copy

Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Specs

Valkyrie Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy will be presented in widescreen format with English, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish & French subtitles. Bonus features include:

Disc One

· Commentary by Tom Cruise, Bryan Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie

· Commentary by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander

· Featurettes:

o The Journey to Valkyrie

o The Valkyrie Legacy

Disc Two

· Digital Copy

Single-Disc DVD Specs

Valkyrie single-disc DVD will be presented in widescreen format with English, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish & French subtitles.

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