Blu-ray Release: Cold Mountain

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 31, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $14.99
Studio: Lionsgate

Cold MountainFeaturing an all-star cast, 2003 drama film Cold Mountain won Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones’s Diary) an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

The romance movie tells the story of Inman (Jude Law, Road to Perdition), a wounded confederate soldier who’s on a perilous journey to his mountain home town to reunite with his sweetheart Ada (Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole).

The cast also features Philip Seymour Hoffman (Jack Goes Boating), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Giovanni Ribisi (Middle Men), Donald Sutherland (The Con Artist), Ray Winstone (13) and Charlie Hunnnam (TV’s Sons of Anarchy).

The late Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) wrote and directed Cold Mountain, which also was nominated for six other Oscars, including Best Actor for Law, cinematography and two songs: “Scarlet Tide” by T-Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello and “You Will Be My Ain True Love” by Sting.

Cold Mountain Blu-ray boxThe R rated movie, which is based on a book by Charles Frazier, was a hit in theaters, grossing $95.6 million.

The Blu-ray version, Cold Mountain‘s high-definition debut, comes with these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • making-of documentary
  • featurettes
  • audio commentary with Minghella and editor Walter Murch.

All the extras were on earlier DVD editions of the movie.

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About S. Clark

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.