REVIEW: THE RAILWAY MAN
OVERVIEW: Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of Jonathan Teplitzky’s THE RAILWAY MAN, based on the extraordinary memoir of World War II prisoner of war, Eric Lomax. With powerful performances by Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, THE RAILWAY MAN will be available for digital download on August 1, 2014 before heading to DVD and Blu-Ray™ with Digital HD UltraViolet™ on August 12, 2014.
The Weinstein Company released THE RAILWAY MAN theatrically on April 11, 2014 to critical acclaim. Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times raves that the film is “an impressively crafted, skillfully acted, highly absorbing journey into a dark corner of world history.” “Colin Firth gives a compelling performance,” lauded Stephen Holden of the New York Times, “Nicole Kidman is radiant.”
THE RAILWAY MAN is rated R for disturbing prisoner of war violence and has a running time of 108 minutes. Special DVD and
Blu-Ray™ features include The Making Of The Railway Man and Feature Commentary With Director Jonathan Teplitzky And Co-Writer/Producer Andy Paterson.
SYNOPSIS: Academy Award® Winners Colin Firth* and Nicole Kidman** star in the remarkable autobiography of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tormented and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Decades later, still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax and his wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.
*2010: Best Actor, The King’s Speech **2002: Best Actress, The Hours
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English
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The Making Of The Railway Man
Feature Commentary With Director Jonathan Teplitzky And Co-Writer/Producer Andy