Secretariat is slated to release on Blu-ray on January 25, 2011, Disney announced today, promising some nice post-holiday entertainment for the horse lovers (or John Malkovich lovers) in your household.
Secretariat is the inspirational story about the 1973 Triple Crown winner and its owner Penny Chenery, played by Diane Lane. You can pre-order the Secretariat Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo by clicking that link.
Secretariat is anchored by Diane Lane and John Malkovich, who lead the story of a horse named Secretariat whose unlikely owner (Lane) went from a housewife who risked everything to the owner of an all-out champion horse.
The Blu-ray version of Secretariat will have never-before-seen bonus features as outlined below.
- Choreographing The Races — This piece looks at how director Randall Wallace and the filmmakers used innovative tools and technology to accurately and excitingly recreate the Triple Crown races that make the viewer feel like they are standing on the backstretch themselves. (Blu-ray exclusive)
- A Director’s Inspiration: A Conversation With The Real Penny Chenery — Director Randall Wallace sits down with Secretariat owner Penny Chenery to review the movie and some of the key scenes. Penny reflects on what it was like to have been a woman in a male dominated sport and to have been part of horse racing’s most exciting moments in history. (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Audio Commentary By Director Randall Wallace — View the film with optional audio commentary from Director Randall Wallace. (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Deleted Scenes With Optional Audio Commentary By Director Randall Wallace
- Alternate Opening (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Introduction (Blu-ray exclusive)
- “Are You A Golfer?” (Blu-ray exclusive)
- No Time To Rest (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Director Introduction
- Seth Joins The Team
- Too Soon To Celebrate
- Heart Of A Champion — This feature takes a look at one of the most famous thoroughbred horses ever known. Secretariat was a horse with style as well as amazing speed and an unsurpassed racing record. We interview all the key players from the day as well as today’s filmmakers to learn more about the horse affectionately called “Red.”
- Music Video — AJ Michalka “It’s Who You Are”
Again, if you want to pre-order Secretariat, you can do so using this link: Secretariat Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo.