Blu-ray 3D, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Release: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Blu-ray 3D, DVD & 4k Ultra HD Release Date: Feb. 14, 2017
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $19.994k Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D $29.99
Studio: Sony

The war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is directed by Ang Lee, two-time Academy Award winner for Best Director for 2005’s Brokeback Mountain and 2012’s Life of Pi.

In an industry-wide first, the 4K presentation of the film is displayed at 60 frames per second (FPS), versus the standard 24 FPS, offering a first-of-its-kind, unique, and immersive viewing experience.

Jo Alwyn in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

The movie follows a 19-year-old soldier (Joe Alwyn) as he is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing battle in Iraq. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad — contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions.

Co-starring Kristen Stewart (Equals), Chris Tucker (Rush Hour), Garrett Hedlund (Country Strong), Vin Diesel (The Last Witch Hunter) and Steve Martin (It’s Complicated), the film is based on the novel by Ben Fountain.

The 4K Ultra HD release of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk exclusively includes “Technology as Art: Changing The Language of Cinema,” a 4K featurette with Director Ang Lee and Editor Tim Squyres discussing the film’s groundbreaking frame rate technology. In addition, the Blu-ray and DVD contain deleted scenes and four featurettes. Explore the journey of master filmmaker Ang Lee as he tells this visually revolutionary story in “Into Battle and Onto the Field: Stepping Inside Billy Lynn‘s Long Halftime Walk.” “Assembling A Cast” highlights the film’s ensemble cast, including newcomer Joe Alwyn. In “The Brotherhood of Combat,” viewers will witness the intense training and bonding experience of the Bravo Squad as they go through a boot camp with military experts to prepare for their roles as combat soldiers. Lastly in “Recreating The Halftime Show,” Don Mischer, a veteran halftime show producer, takes viewers onto the field for the big event depicted in the film.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.