Schindler's List: 20th Anniversary Edition (1993)
Sunday 7th April 2013
One of the most acclaimed films of all time comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever as Schindler's List - 20th Anniversary Edition is available on Blu-ray & DVD, including Digital Copy, UltraViolet & Limited Edition Blu-ray Digibook on 8th April 2013, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK)
Experience one of the most historically significant films like never before when Academy Award ® - winning director Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List marks its 20th Anniversary with a Blu- ray - including Digital Copy, UltraViolet, more than one hour of Bonus Feat ures and a 16 page companion booklet on 8th April 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Schindler's List 20th Anniversary Edition has been meticulously restored from the original film negative in pristine high definition, supervised by Steven Spielberg and includes bonus features that shed unprecedented light on the story of Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party who risked his own life to save more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust.
One of the most powerful films of our generation, Schindler's List tells an extraordinary true story of courage and faith that continues to inspire. Spielberg personally supervised the extensive high - definition restoration of the film from the 35mm film original negative so that viewers can see this powerful story as never before. In addition to the Blu-ray the Digital Copy and UltraViolet features allow viewers to watch Schindler's List anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.
With its initial release in 1993, Schindler's List rapidly became one of the most honoured films of all time, garnering twelve Academy Award ® nominations and taking home seven Oscars ®, including Best Director and Best Picture for Spielberg. The film also earned Oscars ® for composer John Williams (E.T., Star Wars), screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Gangs of New York, Mission: Impossible) and director of photography Janusz Kaminiski, as well as art directors Allan Starski and Ewa Braun, editor Michael Kahn and producers Gerald R. Molen and Branko Lustig.
Adapted from the novel by Thomas Keneally, Steven Spielberg's masterful film tells the incredible true story of the courageous Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson). Initially a member of the Nazi party, the Catholic Schindler risks his career and life and ultimately goes bankrupt, to employ 1, 100 Jews in his crockery factory during the Holocaust.
Schindler's Jewish accountant (Ben Kingsley) serves as his conscience, as Schindler conducts business with an obstinate and cruel Nazi commander (Ralph Fiennes), who viciously kills Jewish prisoners from the balcony of his villa overlooking a prison camp. Filmed entirely in black-and-white on location in Poland, Schindler's List does not downplay the faults of its magnanimous and unlikely hero, but relates a story of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of horrific devastation and tragedy
- Voices from the List : Featuring documentary with testimonies from those who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler
- USC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg : The director shows how filming Schindler's List inspired him to establish the USC Shoah Foundation
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.