DVD365.net
Passchendaele artwork

Passchendaele

Monday 16th November 2009

Passchendaele, the multi-award winning Canadian movie made in honour of the country's 16,000 soldiers who were killed or wounded in one of the bloodiest and most horrific conflicts of World War 1, will be released on retail DVD and Blu-ray by High Fliers on 25th January 2010.
Unknown
Unknown

Passchendaele, the multi-award winning Canadian movie made in honour of the country's 16,000 soldiers who were killed or wounded in one of the bloodiest and most horrific conflicts of World War 1, will be released on retail DVD and Blu-ray by High Fliers on 25th January 2010.

Directed and written by Paul Gross, Passchendaele took nearly $850,000 from over 200 screens in its opening weekend when it was released theatrically in Canada last year. It went on to hit a final box office total of nearly $5 million which earned it a Golden Reel Award for being the highest-grossing Canadian film of 2008.

At this year's Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Genie Awards, announced in April, the film was also voted Best Picture and won prizes in the Art Direction, Costume, Sound and Editing categories.

The battle of Passchendaele, named after the village in Belgium where it was fought, became synonymous with the appalling conditions troops had to endure in World War 1 trench warfare but for decades the Canadian government and media tried to suppress the true horror of the conflict. Now, the record can be finally set straight as the film reveals for the first time the incredible heroics and bravery of the soldiers who fought in the battle. However, Passchendaele is far more than just an epic war movie. Intertwined with the carnage and horrors of the battle, a dramatic and compelling love story is being played out back in Calgary. As well as writing and directing, Paul Gross also stars as shell-shocked and badly wounded Sergeant Michael Dunne who is shipped back home and falls for Sarah Mann (Caroline Dhavernas), the nurse who helps him recuperate.

Declared medically unfit for the front line, he joins a local recruiting office and encounters Sarah's asthmatic younger brother David (Joe Dinicol) who is unable to sign-up because of his condition. However, desperate to prove his worth, he uses a fraudulent medical certificate to enlist and is posted to Passchendaele.

Michael has no choice but to follow David back there and try as best he can to ensure that he survives. The pair are re-united but during a heavy German artillery attack Michael helps a wounded soldier to a field hospital where he is astonished to find Sarah who has enlisted as a nurse again.

David goes missing and while Michael is searching desperately for him, a hush descends over the troops as all eyes are trained across the hell of No-Man's Land to the front of the German line. A makeshift wooden cross has been erected ... and lashed to it is badly wounded David.

  • Making Of Passchendaele

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

Gunpowder artwork

Gunpowder

DVDBD20/11/2017

Gunpowder, released on DVD and Blu-ray 27th November 2017 from Spirit Entertainment, follows Catesby and his fellow conspirators as well as Robert Cecil, the king's spymaster-in-chief, whose ...
War for the Planet of the ... artwork

War for the Planet of the ...

DVDBD3D-BD4K-UHD10/10/2017

The Simpsons artwork

The Simpsons

DVD21/11/2017

American Assassin artwork

American Assassin

DVDBD4K-UHD16/11/2017

Beyond Skyline artwork

Beyond Skyline

DVDBD04/12/2017

Amazon Women on the Moon artwork
The Party artwork

The Party

DVDBD14/12/2017

From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter, friendships and political convictions are called into question in the The Party, the hilarious comedy of tragic proportions, released on DVD and Blu-ray 19th February ...
The Hero artwork

The Hero

DVD12/12/2017

Monterey Pop Festival artwork
An Inconvenient Sequel artwork

An Inconvenient Sequel

DVDBD12/12/2017

Una artwork

Una

DVDBD13/12/2017

Living The Dream artwork

Living The Dream

DVD12/12/2017

Killing Me Softly

Review12/04/2003

A successful career woman gives up her cosy life for a passionate affair with a handsome mountaineer. However, her cosy new life is threaten when anonymous letters start arriving which raises ...

Little Miss Jocelyn

Review13/10/2008

Jocelyn Jee Esien returns to DVD with the second series of the BAFTA nominated BBC sketch show Little Miss Jocelyn.

Deepwater Horizon

Features28/02/2017

On April 20th, 2010, one of the world's largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honours the brave ...
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Rise Of The Footsoldier 3

DVDBD05/12/2017108

Nut Job 2

DVDBD3D-BD08/12/201787

Captain Underpants

DVDBD14/12/201787

Despicable Me 3

DVDBD3D-BD4K-UHD13/12/201784

Broken City

DVDBDNOTES12/12/20173434

Fast Girls

DVDBDNOTES11/12/20171554

The Ghost

DVDBDNOTES13/12/20171442

Escape Plan

DVDBDNOTES14/12/20171376

Racing Stripes

DVD14/12/20172242

Austin Powers

DVD08/12/20171297

The Simpsons

DVD08/12/2017782

#TheParty available #DVD #BluRay 19th February by Spirit Entertainment
DVD365.net

The Hitman's Bodyguard

DVDBD4K-UHD23/10/2017

Carrie

BD23/10/2017

The White Princess

DVD08/12/2017

Living The Dream

DVD04/12/2017

Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill