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THE RECENT seven British Academy Film Award winner “All Quiet On The Western Front” also nominated for nine Oscars will be released on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray from Capelight Pictures, Netflix with MPI Media Group on March 28.
The German language film from director Edward Berger will include two discs in a Limited Collector’s Edition Mediabook with a 24-page booklet. It features “Sharing the German Perspective” a conversation with Berger and “A Machine of Death Unlike any Experienced Before” an interview with historian and professor Daniel Schönpflug.
The Netflix film recently made history: For the first time ever, a production from Germany has been nominated for an Oscar in the most important category, Best Picture. In addition, Edward Berger’s film was nominated in eight other Oscar categories, including Best International Film, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, and Production Design.
“All Quiet On The Western Front” was the big winner at this year’s BAFTAs, taking home seven of Britain’s most important film awards, among them Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score. The German Film Academy has also shortlisted the film for the German Film Awards.
“All Quiet On The Western Front,” tells the poignant story of a young German soldier on the Western Front during World War I.
Spring 1917. 17-year-old Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) and his friends are extremely eager to go to war, to beat the French soundly and march to Paris victorious. This is how the boys imagine it. This is the war they are promised by their principal in a rousing speech. With jubilation, fanfare, and song, the “youth of iron” marches off – for Emperor, God, and Fatherland.
The enthusiasm, however, does not last long. When they arrive at the Western Front after days of marching. It’s pouring rain. The trenches are filling up and fast becoming a swamp. But the French do not wait to attack. Flares rise up, brightening no-man's land with a surreal beauty. Until all hell breaks loose again and the French bombard the trenches.
What follows portrays Paul and his comrades’ first-hand experience of how the initial euphoria of war turns into horror, suffering and fear as they desperately fight for their lives in the trenches.
Video – Captured on 6.5K and 4.5K ARRIRAW digital cameras (2.39:1 aspect ratio) it was mastered in TRUE 4K. The 4K disc will include HDR10 and Dolby Vision grading.
Audio – The original eight-channel Dolby Atmos German, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English, and French, Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Hungarian and Spanish (Latin American); Audio Description Dolby Digital 2.0: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Spanish (Latin American)
Subtitles - German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Spanish (Latin American), Catalan, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Turkish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech and Hungarian; Hearing Impaired Subtitles: Czech, English, German and Spanish (Latin American)