FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Extraordinary! A total triumph!" -Danny Miller, MSN News "Brilliant! A powerful, important, humane and uncompromising film." - Pete Hammond / BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE "Jolie is a startlingly effective director." - John Powers / VOGUE Academy Award(R) Winner Angelina Jolie Makes Her Acclaimed •Filmmaking Debut with the 2012 Golden Globe(R) Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
In the Land of Blood and Honey
Featuring Both Authentic Language Theatrical and Never-Before-Seen English-Language Versions of the Film Available March 27th on •Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Pack
Get Both Versions Early on Digital and VOD - February 24th*
Culver City, CA (2/13/12) - From Academy Award(R) winner Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 1999) comes the acclaimed war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, available March 27th on Blu-ray(TM) + DVD Combo Pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Jolie makes her stunning directorial and screenwriting debut with this gripping tale of love and survival set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War. Nominated for a 2012 Golden Globe(R) Award for Best Foreign Language Film, In the Land of Blood and Honey has been hailed by critics as "the starkest, most relentless film about war since Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket." (David Ehrenstein, Quarterly Review of Film & Video). Now, movie fans can experience this riveting film with a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack which includes two versions of the film -the authentic language film with English subtitles on the Blu-ray and the English language version featured on the DVD disc. Both versions of the film will arrive early on VOD and Digital on February 24th.
The Blu-ray combo pack includes a "Making of" featurette that goes behind the scenes of filming in two languages with a local cast, who share their painful stories of their personal conflict during the war. Exclusively available on the Blu-ray version is a Q&A with Jolie and Actress Vanesa Glodjo. In the Land of Blood and Honey is the winner of the Producers Guild of America's 2012 Stanley Kramer Award, which honors films whose "achievement or contribution illuminates provocative social issues in an accessible and elevating fashion."
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel and Ajla, two people from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain.
In the Land of Blood and Honey features an all-Bosnian cast that includes Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic and Rade Serbedzija, cinematography by Academy Award(R) winner Dean Semler (1990, Best Cinematography, Dances with Wolves) and music by Academy Award(R) winner Gabriel Yared (1997, Best Music, The English Patient). It was produced by Angelina Jolie, Graham King, Tim Headington and Tim Moore.
The film has a run time of approximately 126 minutes and has been rated R for war violence and atrocities including rape, sexuality, nudity and language.
Blu-ray(TM) and DVD Bonus Material:
* "The Making of In the Land of Blood and Honey" Featurette
* Deleted Scenes
* Q&A with Writer/Director Angelina Jolie and Actress Vanesa Glodjo
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* English-language version available on select providers.
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News Editor March 5, 2012, 8:33 am