Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Attack

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 12, 2013
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: Cohen Media Group

The AttackHighly acclaimed war movie The Attack takes a new look at the affect of suicide bombers.

The foreign film follows Amin Jaafari, a successful Israeli Palestinian surgeon. He’s fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society, with a loving wife (Reymonde Amsellem), exemplary career and many Jewish friends.

But his life is turned upside down after a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves 17 people dead, and the Isreali police tell Amin that his wife not only died but was also the suicide bomber. Shattered, Amin leaves the security of his adopted homeland to enter the Palestinian territories to find the zealots who recruited his wife.

Based on the award-winning and best-selling novel by Yasmina Khadra, The Attack was adapted and directed by Ziad Doueiri (Lila Says).

The film was applauded by critics, who gave it 90% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers averaged lower, but still a good 78%.

The Attack was released in only 55 theaters in the U.S. and grossed $1.7 million.

The Blu-ray and DVD come with these special features:

  • an interview with writer/director Ziad Doueiri
  • and a photo gallery.

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.