New Release: Making War Horse DVD

Release Date: Nov. 15, 2011
Price: DVD $25.00
Studio: Microcinema

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The creation of a theatrical smash is tracked in Making War Horse.

Making War Horse is a 50-minute documentary film that tells the story of how Michael Morpurgo’s acclaimed children’s novel War Horse was transformed into one of the most popular and acclaimed productions in the history of England’s National Theatre.

And that’s before the 2007 play became a smash on Broadway and before Steven Spielberg (Jaws) directed the movie version of War Horse, which is scheduled to open in theaters in December 2011.

Directed by David Bickerstaff and Phil Grabsky (Half Life: A Journey to Chernobyl), the 2009 documentary tracks War Horse from its early development in the National Theatre Studio and follows how the Handspring Puppet Company created the ground-breaking techniques that brought a stylized horse to life on the stage. The film also goes behind the scenes and into the rehearsal room and features interviews with the cast and creative team.

No bonus features are on the DVD.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.