Daniel Craig’s epic World War II drama, Defiance, which was released just a few weeks after Quantum of Solace, has been announced on Blu-ray and DVD, due out this June.
Daniel Craig’s Defiance
Based on an extraordinary true story, Defiance is an epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1941 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. Managing to escape certain death, three brothers take refuge in the dense surrounding woods they have known since childhood. There they begin their desperate battle against the Nazis. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell star as brothers who turn a primitive struggle to survive into something far more consequential – a way to avenge the deaths of their loved ones by saving thousands of others.
Special features include:
- Commentary by director Edward Zwick
- Defiance: Return to the Forest (HD)-Explores all aspects of production from the early stages of pre-production to shooting on location in Lithuania. Edward Zwick and his creative team discuss some of the challenges and also the rewards of adapting this well-documented historical event into a feature film.
- Bielski Partisan Survivors (HD)-Photo gallery of images taken by Edward Zwick including behind-the-scenes images and surviving members from the Bielski Otriad.
- Children of the Otriad: The Families Speak (HD)-Descendents of the Bielski family tour the film’s set and relate the story of the real-life partisans along with efforts to preserve the brothers’ legacy.
- Scoring Defiance (HD) Academy Award nominated composer James Newton Howard and violinist Joshua Bell discuss the incredible film score for Defiance. (Blu-ray only)
- Theatrical trailers (HD)
Defiance will be released on 2 June (Region 1) and 18 May 2009 (Region 2). Pre-order online:
- Order Defiance from Amazon.co.uk (DVD)
- Order Defiance from Amazon.co.uk (Blu-ray)
- Order Defiance from Amazon.com (DVD)
- Order Defiance from Amazon.com (Blu-ray)
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