Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Gatekeepers

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 9, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The GatekeepersSecrets behind the Middle East conflict between Israel and Palestine are exposed in the documentary movie The Gatekeepers.

Directed by Dror Moreh (Sharon), the film features interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Isreal’s secret service. The head of Shin Bet is charged with overseeing Isreal’s war on terror, both Palestinian and Jewish, and The Gatekeepers examines their successes and failures.

Ultimately, the movie explains the reasons that each man individually and all six as a group have come to reconsider their previous hard-line positions and advocate for a more conciliatory approach toward their enemies based on a two-state solution.

Rated PG-13, for violent content and disturbing images, the 97-minute movie was awarded Best Documentary by the Los Angeles Film Critics and was an official 2012 sellection of the Telluride, Toronto, New York and Venice film festivals.

On DVD and Blu-ray, the film is in Hebrew with English subtitles and comes with two special features:

  • commentary with director Dror Moreh
  • Q&A with Moreh.

Here’s a clip from The Gatekeepers, with English subtitles:

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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.