Blu-ray, DVD Release: Schindler’s List 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 5, 2013
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios


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Liam Neeson is Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List.

Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Holocaust war drama Schindler’s List, Spielberg’s most extraordinary and meaningful creations and without a doubt one of the most historically significant commercial films ever made, marks its 20th anniversary with a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and single DVD that each include a Digital Copy and UltraViolet functions.

Adapted from the novel by Thomas Keneally, Spielberg’s film tells the true story of the Austrian-Hungary industrialist Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson, The Grey). A one-time 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—and save their lives.

Filmed entirely in black-and-white on location in Poland, the film co-stars Ben Kingsley (Hugo) as Schindler’s Jewish accountant and Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus) as a cruel Nazi commander.

For its Blu-ray debut (and 20th anniversary), Spielberg supervised an extensive high-definition restoration of the film from the 35mm film original negative. A pair of bonus features that appeared on earlier editions of the film will be included in the package: Voices from the List, a documentary with testimonies from those who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler; and USC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg, wherein the director shows how filming Schindler’s List inspired him to establish the USC Shoah Foundation: The Institute for Visual History and Education (http://sfi.usc.edu/).

With its initial release in 1993, Schindler’s List rapidly became one of the most honored films of all time, garnering twelve Academy Award nominations and taking home seven Oscars, including statuettes for Best Director and Best Picture for Spielberg.

 

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