New Release: The Way Back DVD and Blu-ray

The Way Back movie sceneNominated for an Academy Award for best makeup, drama movie The Way Back was released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 22, 2011, from Image Entertainment.

Produced by Newmarket Films, The Way Back stars Colin Farrell (Crazy Heart), Ed Harris (National Treasure: Book of Secrets), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Jim Sturgess (The Other Boleyn Girl) and Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) in a story about escapees from a Siberian gulag who, in 1940, walk 4,000 miles and across five countries to freedom in India.

The film is based on the memoir The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz.

The movie was directed by Peter Weir, helmer of such acclaimed dramas as Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Truman Show, Dead Poets Society and The Mosquito Coast.

The Way Back released a limited theatrical release in the U.K. and opened in a limited theatrical release in the U.S. last weekend.

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Here’s the trailer for The Way Back:

 

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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.