Blu-ray, DVD Release: 1492: Conquest of Paradise

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 6, 2017
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $18.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

1492: Conquest of Paradise is adventure on a grand scale, filled with the dazzling visuals of director Ridley Scott (AlienPrometheus, The Martian) and starring French legend Gérard Depardieu (Hamlet, Inspector Bellamy), Armand Assante (Magic Man) and Sigourney Weaver (Heartbreakers).

Depardieu plays Christopher Columbus, fearless in his vision of a new route to the East… yet not faultless in the treachery and carnage his voyage would bring. The 1992 epic film chronicles the first two landmark voyages of his Admiral of the Ocean Sea and takes us to the brink of his third and last. Throughout, it reveals the power and passions of history in the making: bravery and blindness, triumph and despair, Old World arrogance and New World innocence.

Two of the film’s best features are the stunning cinematography by Adrian Biddle (Aliens) and original musical score by the great Vangelis (Chariots of Fire).

Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray include the following:
-Audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
-Deleted scenes

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About Laurence

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.