Five of Fox Home Entertainment’s most memorable war-themed films will make their high-definition debut on Blu-Ray Disc on June 3: Battle of Britain, A Bridge Too Far, Patton, The Longest Day and The Sand Pebbles. Each of the war titles will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.98.
Full specs for each disc are below, as are pre-order links. Amazon is running some great pre-order deals right now on all these movies, so we suggest you pre-order them now if you’re interested.
Battle of Britain features Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier and Christopher Plummer in a retalling of this spectacular true story of England defending its homeland against the Germans’ attack during World War II. Click here to pre-order Battle of Britain on Blu-ray from Amazon.
Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford and James Caan star in A Bridge Too Far, recapturing the danger and excitement behind World War II Allies’ daring and disastrous attempts to capture key bridges behind enemy lines in a complicated parachute and armored assault. Click here to pre-order A Bridge Too Far on Blu-ray from Amazon.
Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role, the WWII epic Patton tells the story of one of the most extraordinary generals, George S. Patton Jr., whose lust for glory swept through the North African battlefield and across Europe, earning the fear and respect of his enemies, as well as the resentment of his allies. Click here to pre-order Patton on Blu-ray from Amazon.
With an all-star cast including John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery and Robert Mitchum, The Longest Day recounts one of the largest and greatest military missions in history: the triumph and tragedy of the WWII heroes as they stormed the Normandy Beach on D-Day. Click here to pre-order The Longest Day on Blu-ray from Amazon.
And The Sand Pebbles, nominated for eight Academy Awards and starring Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Mako and Candice Bergen, follows a defiant sailor as he clashes with foreign culture as well as his own superiors during the 1926 Chinese Revolution. Click here to pre-order The Sand Pebbles on Blu-ray from Amazon.
In addition to each movie being shown in high definition, the Blu-ray features for each are as follows:
Battle of Britain: Presented in widescreen with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio, English Dolby Surround 4.0 and French and Spanish Dolby Surround as well as English, French and Spanish Subtitles.
A Bridge Too Far: Presented in widescreen with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio and Spanish and French Dolby Digital along with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Patton: Presented in widescreen with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio, English Dolby Surround 4.0 as well as French and Spanish Mono and includes English, French, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin subtitles. Bonus features include:
- Introduction and commentary by writer Francis Ford Coppola
- History Through the Lens: “Patton: A Rebel Revisited” featurette
- Patton’s Ghost Corps featurette
- The Making of Patton documentary
- Production still gallery accompanied by Jerry Goldsmith’s complete musical score
- Behind-the-scenes gallery accompanied by audio essay on the historical Patton
- Original trailer
The Longest Day: Presented in widescreen on a dual layer disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio, English Dolby Surround 4.0 and French and Spanish Mono in addition to English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean and Mandarin subtitles. Bonus features include:
- Historical commentary with Mary Corey
- Film commentary with Ken Annakin
- A Day to Remember featurette
- Longest Day: A Salute to Courage featurette
- Backstory — The Longest Day featurette
- D-Day Revisited featurette
- Still gallery
- Original trailer
The Sand Pebbles: Presented in widescreen with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio, English Dolby Surround 4.0 along with French and Spanish Mono, plus English, French, Spanish, Cantonese and Korean subtitles. Bonus features include:
- Commentary by Robert Wise, Candice Bergen, Mako and Richard Crenna
- Isolated score track with commentary by music producer Nick Redman, film music historian Jon Burnlingame and screen writer & film historian Lem Dobbs
- Trivia track
- 13 deleted “Road Show” scenes
- Original trailer
- The Making of Sand Pebbles featurette
- Steve McQueen Remembered featurette
- Bob Wise in Command featurette
- China 1926 featurette
- A Ship Called San Pablo (narrated by Richard Attenborough) 1966 featurette
- The Secret of the San Pablo (narrated by Richard Crenna) 1966 featurette
- Radio documentaries (narrated by Richard Attenborough):
- Changsha Bund and the Streets of Taipei
- A Ship Called San Pablo