Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Monuments Men

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


The Monuments MenGeorge Clooney (The Descendants) directed, co-wrote and stars in The Monuments Men, which tells a true story from World War II.

Based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, the drama movie follows the exploits of an aging U.S. platoon who are assigned to track down, steal and return priceless pieces of art that were stolen by Nazis.

Matt Damon (Elysium), Bill Murray (Get Low), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), John Goodman (TV’s Treme), Hugh Bonneville (Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express) and Bob Balaban (Girl Most Likely) co-star in the war film.

Despite all the name actors, moviegoers gave PG-13 The Monuments Men mixed reviews, with 50% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Critics weren’t so kind, awarding the film only 33%. Still the movie grossed a tidy $76.6 million at the box office.

You be the judge on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. Both the Blu-ray and DVD contain these special features:

  • featurette “George Clooney’s Mission,” with interviews with Clooney and the cast about the making of the film
  • and featurette “Marshaling the Cast,” a cast discussion about the real men and women they brought to life.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack adds:

  • deleted scenes
  • featurette “The Real Monuments Men: In Their Own Words,” featuring an interview with Harry Ettlinger, on the last surviving Monuments Men
  • featurette “A Woman Amongst the Monuments Men,” with Cate Blanchett talking about Claire Simone, the historic, wartime character whe plays in the film
  • and a downloadable digital copy of the movie.

 

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About Sam 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.