added: Mon, Jan 14th '13
For the first time ever on Blu-ray, Universal Home Video will release Steven Spielberg's award-winning Holocaust drama "Schindler's List," which starred Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley in a powerful, fact-based story about an affluent businessman who saved over a thousand Jews from the Nazis by disguising them as his factory workers. The announcement also came with this brand-new Blu-Ray trailer, giving a glimpse at the 20th Anniversary Edition, which has been completely restored for High-Definition compatibilities straight from the original 35mm print and includes true lossless sound quality authorized by Spielberg himself.
Originally released theatrically in 1993, the beloved film earned seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (which incidentally is the two categories Spielberg was recently nominated for his latest historical feature, "Lincoln"). You can relive this filmmaking masterpiece in the comfort of your own home when it hits stores on March 5th.
Adapted from the novel by Thomas Keneally, Spielberg's masterful film tells the incredible true story of the courageous Oskar Schindler (Neeson). Initially a member of the Nazi party, the Catholic Schindler risks his career and life, and ultimately goes bankrupt, to employ 1,100 Jews in his crockery factory during the Holocaust. Schindler's Jewish accountant (Kingsley) serves as his conscience, as Schindler conducts business with an obstinate and cruel Nazi commander (Fiennes), who viciously kills Jewish prisoners from the balcony of his villa overlooking a prison camp. Filmed entirely in black-and-white on location in Poland, Schindler's List does not downplay the faults of its magnanimous and unlikely hero, but relates a story of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of horrific devastation and tragedy.
directed by Steven Spielberg
starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes
release date March 5, 2013