Director Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-nominated American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller has been given a May 19 simultaneous release date on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Warner Bros. will donate up to $1 million dollar from the home video proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.
American Sniper is based on the true story of Chris Kyle, a real sniper whose story and tragic fate extended far beyond the battlefield. The film was a huge hit at the box office with $347.3 million domestically and $540 million worldwide. It set the record for the biggest January opening of all time with nearly $90 million in three days.
On paper American Sniper’s bonus features appear relatively light for such a critically acclaimed and financially successful film. I suspect these two extras are extremely robust and will dive deep into the making of the film.
- One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper – Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s story to the screen.
- Making of American Sniper