Blu-ray, DVD Release: Day of the Falcon

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
Price: DVD $27.97, Blu-ray $29.97
Studio: Image

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Antonio Banderas stars as a Middle Eastern leader in Day of the Falcon.

Antonio Banderas (Haywire), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty), Tahar Rahim (The Eagle), and Freida Pinto (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) star in the 2011 action-adventure film drama Day of the Falcon.

The movie unfolds on the arid landscape of the Middle East in the early part of the 20th century. After years of bloody conflict, the leaders of two rival kingdoms (Banderas and Strong) reluctantly agree to end the fighting. But when oil is discovered between their territories, the war is re-ignited. Now it is up to their children (Rahim and Pinto) – young lovers who have married in hopes of bringing the families together – to find a way to end the violence and bring peace to the land.

Co-written and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (Enemy at the Gates, Seven Days in Tibet), the R-rated Day of the Falcon (originally titled Black Gold as per its oil-related themes) played theatrically around the world, but received only a token release on a few screens in the U.S. earlier this month, as well as a video-on-demand release in February. The film reportedly cost some $50 million to produce and by the looks of the trailer, a lot of the budget was dedicated to its large-scale battle sequences.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include the following:

  • The Making of Day of the Falcon: A 40-Minute Documentary
  • Transforming the Desert: The Visual Effects of Day of the Falcon
  • From Storyboard-to-Screen feature
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