Blu-ray, DVD Release: Hemingway & Gellhorn

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 2, 2013
Price: DVD $19.97, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $24.99
Studio: HBO Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video


Hemingway & GellhornHBO mixes romance and war in the biography movie Hemingway & Gellhorn.

Clive Owen (Trust) and Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) star as novelist Ernest Hemingway and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn in the drama film, which looks at their passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage.

The adventurous writers are followed through the Spanish Civil War and beyond, in social circles including the elite of Hollywood, the literary aristocracy and the U.S. First Family. The wrote about the great conflicts of their time, but the war they couldn’t survive was the war between themselves.

Directed by Philip Kaufman, Hemingway & Gellhorn was called “dynamic, vivid, well-acted” by Hollywood Reporter‘s Todd McCarthy. The movie also gained notoriety for Kidman baring all.

The movie’s cast also features a-listers David Strathairn (TV’s Alphas), Parker Posey (Best in Show) and Tony Shalhoub (Men in Black II), as well as infamous Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

The DVD contains just one special feature:

  • audio commentary with director Kaufman and Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack has that plus these:

  • “Making Hemingway & Gellhorn” about the movie’s production
  • “Behind the Visual Effects” about how they enriched the film’s historical accuracy.
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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.