Defiance Slotted for Blu-ray

Defiance will be making its way to Blu-ray Disc on June 2 courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment, day-and-date with DVD.

The World War II thriller based on a true story stars Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell as farmer brothers who are forced to become freedom fighters.

Paramount is giving Defiance on Blu-ray a widescreen 1080p transfer and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio track.

Bonus features will be in high definition with one Blu-ray exclusive as noted below.

  • 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 (BD exclusive, HD) — Academy Award nominated composer James Newton Howard and violinist Joshua Bell discuss the incredible film score for Defiance.
  • Theatrical trailers (HD)

Defiance on Blu-ray carries an SRP of $29.99. Amazon pricing and high-res cover art will be available shortly.

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