All Quiet On The Western Front Blu-ray Review

OVERVIEW: 4 Oscar® wins and 7 BAFTA wins: All Quiet On The Western Front will be released as a high-quality home theater edition. On May 9th, capelight pictures in collaboration with Netflix will release Edward Berger's masterpiece on DVD and Blu-ray. The Netflix film recently took home four Oscars for International Feature, Production Design, Original Scoreand Cinematography. The film also made history for being the first German production ever to be nominated for an Oscar® in the Best Picture category. All Quiet On The Western Front has also been the big winner at this year’s BAFTAs, taking home seven of Britain’s most important film awards, among them Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. The German Film Academy has also nominated the film in 12 categories for the German Film Awards — the most of any film this year.

SYNOPSIS: All Quiet On The Western Front tells the poignant story of a young German soldier on the Western Front during World War I. Spring 1917. 17-year-old Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) and his friends are extremely eager to go to war, to beat the French soundly and march to Paris victorious. This is how the boys imagine it. This is the war they are promised by their principal in a rousing speech. With jubilation, fanfare and song, the “youth of iron” marches off – for Emperor, God and Fatherland. The enthusiasm, however, does not last long. When they arrive at the Western Front after days of marching. It’s pouring rain. The trenches are filling up and fast becoming a swamp. But the French do not wait to attack. Flares rise up, brightening no-man's land with a surreal beauty. Until all hell breaks loose again and the French bombard the trenches. What follows portrays Paul and his comrades’ first-hand experience of how the initial euphoria of war turns into horror, suffering and fear as they desperately fight for their lives in the trenches.

BLU-RAY: The film is presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 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 Master Audio in English that provides a good complement to the picture. It also includes  English subtitles.

Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9

Dolby Atmos Deutsch, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English, Dolby Digital 5.1 French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Hungarian und Spanish (Latin American); Audio Description Dolby Digital 2.0: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Spanish (Latin America)

Subtitles - German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Turkish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech and Hungarian Hearing Impaired Subtitles: English, German and Spanish (Latin America)


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Audio commentary from director Edward Berger, Making-of
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