New Release: Attack on Leningrad DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Oct. 18, 2011
Price: DVD $24.98,  Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: Entertainment One

Attack on Leningrad movie scene

Armin Mueller-Stahl is a German general in Attack on Leningrad.

Gabriel Byrne (TV’s In Treatment), Mira Sorvino (Mimic) and Armin Mueller-Stahl (Avalon) star in the movie Attack on Leningrad, an action-filled war drama based on the true story of World War II’s deadliest siege, which lasted three horrific years.

Written and directed by Russian filmmaker Aleksandr Buravsky, the film focuses on a young British journalist, Kate Davis (Sorvino), who is trapped within the devastated city of Leningrad during the infamous Nazi siege in the winter of 1941. While isolated within the famished city and separated from her lover, American journalist Philip Parker (Byrne), Kate befriends Nina Tsvetkova (Olga Sutulova, The Night is Bright), a member of the Leningrad militia, and two Russian children. Struggling to survive the brutality of the Nazi siege, together they fight for their lives amidst a landscape of death, starvation and an endless barrage of bullets.

A good-looking 2009 Russian-British co-production, the movie played a bunch of international film festivals as well as theaters in Russia. In the U.S., though, Attack on Leningrad is a DVD and Blu-ray premiere.

Bonus features on the discs include a making-of featurette and an interview with the director.

Here’s the movie’s trailer:


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