Blu-ray, Digital, DVD Release: Lore

Blu-ray, Digital, VOD & DVD Release Date: May 28, 2013
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $34.95
Studio: Music Box Films

LoreSix children learn the truth about Nazis after the Holocaust in the highly acclaimed indie film Lore.

The movie stars newcomer Saskia Rosendahl as the titular 14-year-old, whose Nazi parents are imprisoned by the Allies at the end of World War II. Alone, Lore leads her siblings across the devastated Germany to get to the safety of their grandmother’s house in the north.

During their journey, they struggle to survive the post-war conditions. When they meet a mysterious young refugee, Lore finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must trust the one person she has always been taught to hate.

The drama movie, which is based on the 2001 novel by Rachel Seiffert, was directed and co-written by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland (Somersault).

Lore was nominated for eight Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Film, Best Direction and Best Young Actor for Rosendahl. The movie also was Australia’s official selection for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Critics loved Lore, giving it a whopping 93% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Boston Globe‘s Ty Burr wrote the film is, “a fiercely poetic portrait of a young woman staggering beyond innocence and denial.”

Lore, which is in German with English subtitles, won awards when it screened in film festivals and ran in a limited number of theaters.

The DVD and Blu-ray offer these bonus features:

  • “The Making of Lore
  • “Memories of a German Girl”
  • alternate ending
  • deleted scenes
  • “Reel Talk Panel Discussion”
  • theatrical trailer.

Check out the film’s trailer:

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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.