Blu-ray Release: All Quiet On the Western Front

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 14, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $39.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

All Quiet On the Western FrontThis Blu-ray debut and DVD of the classic war movie All Quiet On the Western Front, which won Universal Studios its first Best Picture Academy Award, is part of the studio’s 100th Anniversary Collector’s Series.

The 1930 film follows a group of young men, who join the German army in World War I then find their patriotism destroyed by the bloody realities of combat on the Western Front.

All Quiet On the Western Front also won an Oscar for director Lewis Milestone (Mutiny On the Bounty) and was nominated for cinematography and the movie’s script.

The film was digitally remastered and fully restored for the 100th Anniversary Collector’s Series DVD and Blu-ray release.

The Blu-ray is a Blu-ray Book and contains the movie on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of the film, as well as these exclusive special features:

  • alternate silent film version presented by The Library of Congress
  • Universal’s Pocket Blu app, that allows smartphones to interact with the Blu-ray player.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD include these extras:

  • introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne
  • “100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics”
  • “100 Years of Universal Academy Award Winners”
  • theatrical trailer.

A new version of the anti-war movie is in production.

Also in Universal’s 100th Anniversary Collector’s Series is the classic law drama movie To Kill a Mockingbird.

Check out the vintage trailer of the original All Quiet On the Western Front:


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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.