Braveheart : Collectors Edition
Monday 5th October 2009
Experience the high-flying action and adventure of Mel Gibson's Braveheart like never before on Blu-ray. This must-own version boasts the film's best-ever picture quality and outstanding HD audio, with the HD master supervised by Academy Award-winning cinematographer John Toll. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is proud to present this exhilarating two-disc edition of the sweeping saga, with over 150 minutes of never-before-seen material complete with brand-new interactive content. Winner of five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, Braveheart Collector's Edition on Blu-ray is released to buy on 2nd November 2009, on the eve of the film's 15th Anniversary.
Braveheart Collector's Edition is an immersive experience with fascinating brand-new interactive content exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc, allowing viewers to go deeper into the legendary character of William Wallace. A Picture-in-Picture of William Wallace's World presents the history and locations of Wallace's life and times. This interactive feature lets viewers take a closer look at two of the Scottish Rebellion battlefields featured in Braveheart.
They will be able to see the topography and troop moments rendered in stunning high-definition 3D motion, while clicking on select hot-spots which will allow them to learn more about military strategy associated with each location. Viewers can also access Picture-In-Picture video from renowned historian Fergus Caanan as he elaborates on the importance and strategy associated with each of the sites.
Braveheart has received numerous accolades over the years and is considered a true achievement in filmmaking history. Among other awards, the film was nominated for a total of ten Oscars, winning for Best Director, Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Make-Up and Best Sound. It grossed over $210 million worldwide when released at cinemas, and the DVD is one of the top performing titles of all time. The film's acclaimed rousing soundtrack was composed and conducted by James Horner, who was nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe.
It is the late 13th century, and William Wallace (Mel Gibson) has just returned to Scotland after living away from his homeland for many years. The King of Scotland has died without an heir, and the King of England, a ruthless pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, has seized the throne. When Wallace's wife (Catherine McCormack) is ravaged and murdered by English troops, his quest for revenge quickly turns into an impassioned fight for his country's freedom. Tales of Wallace's bravery inspire every commoner to take arms against the English and escalate their crusade into a full scale war. His bravery unites the Scottish people in this rich, emotionally charged epic filled with passion, betrayal and courage.
- Audio commentary by Mel Gibson
- William Wallaces World (Picture-in-Picture commentary to display periodically during film. Also available separately on Disc 2 as a stand-alone special feature)
- Battlefields of the Scottish Rebellion
- William Wallaces World (30 mins)
- Tales of William Wallace (32 mins)
- A Writers Journey (21 mins 30 secs)
- Photo Montage (6 mins 25 secs)
- Alba Gu Brath! The Making of Braveheart
- Reviving a Genre (21 mins 44 secs)
- The Heat of Battle (22 mins 6 secs)
- Worth the Fight (14 mins 39 secs)
- Archival Interviews: James Robinson; Catherine McCormack; Brendan Gleeson and James Cosmo; David O'Hara; Angus McFadyen; Patrick McGoohan and Peter Hanley; Sophie Marceau
- Best Movies on Blu-ray Trailer
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.