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“Invictus” comes to Blu-Ray & DVD May 18th

BY STAFF

One Team. One Country. The universal language of sports has never spoken so thrillingly as in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus. See how the story unfolds when Invictus arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD this May 18 from Warner Home Video. From acclaimed director, Clint Eastwood, Invictus tells the inspiring true story of a leader trying to rally his divided nation around an underdog sports team.

Newly elected President Mandela believes he can bring his people, who are racially and economically divided, together through the universal language of sport. To accomplish this inspiring feat, he joins forces with the captain of South Africa’s underdog rugby team, Francois Pienaar, as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Invictus is the proud recipient of two Academy Award nominations this year for Best Actor (Morgan Freeman) and Best Supporting Actor (Matt Damon). Both Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman were also honored with Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Nominations for their performances. Clint Eastwood was honored with directing nominations from the Golden Globes and National Board of Review.

Invictus will be available on Single Disc for $28.98 SRP in widescreen format. The Blu-ray Disc will be available for $34.99 SRP.

On May 18th, Invictus will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles and it can be downloaded for rental or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand.

Also on June 1, WHV will offer an up-close and personal look at the legendary Hollywood icon with the debut of a feature-length documentary, The Eastwood Factor Extended Version, narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman. There will be four new WHV Eastwood collections released and the world premiere May 31 Turner Classic Movies’ airing of the documentary. The Eastwood Factor Extended Version will be available as a single title for $14.97 SRP. The Eastwood collections include the Clint Eastwood Collection: a new Blu-ray box set featuring 10 films on Blu ray (BD), Essential Eastwood: Director’s Collection in both Blu-ray and DVD, Essential Eastwood: Action Collection, Eastwood Blu-ray Promotion with Blu-ray Double Features Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros. and the previously released 19-disc collection will now include the feature-length The Eastwood Factor Extended Version.

DVD ELEMENTS

The Invictus DVD contains the following special features:
ο Matt Damon Plays Rugby (trt 6:48) – Turning a Hollywood star into a rugby player.
ο Invictus music trailer (trt 2:32)

The Invictus Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
Blu-ray Disc
ο Matt Damon Plays Rugby (trt 6:48) – Turning a Hollywood star into a rugby player.
ο Invictus music trailer (trt 2:32)
ο Vision, Courage and Honor: Clint Eastwood and the Power of a True Story (trt 100 min) – Via PIP, Clint Eastwood explains in-depth what attracted him to this important story and how he brought it to life on film.
ο Mandela Meets Morgan (trt 20:00 min) – Get to know Nelson Mandela as Morgan Freeman meets with him to prepare for the film.
ο The Eastwood Factor (trt 22:20) – Cutdown of TCAT’s feature length Schickel documentary.

DVD Combo Disc:
ο SD Feature
ο Digital Copy (iTunes and WMV files)

SYNOPSIS

From director Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country.
Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

BASICS

Standard DVD: $28.98 SRP
Blu-ray Disc: $ 34.99
Street Date: May 18, 2010
Languages: English, French, Latin Spanish
Subtitles: ESDH, French, Latin Spanish
Running time: 134 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language.)
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— Clint Eastwood Collection a new Blu-ray box set featuring 10 films on Blu ray (BD), four of which are coming to BD for the first time. They are The Rookie, Kelly’s Heroes, Where Eagles Dare and Absolute Power. Also included in the Collection is Gran Torino, Letters from Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Unforgiven and Dirty Harry.

— Essential Eastwood: Director’s Collection in both Blu-ray and DVD; includes: Letters from Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Unforgiven.

— Essential Eastwood: Action Collection with Firefox, Heartbreak Ridge, Kelly’s Heroes, Where Eagles Dare on DVD.

— Eastwood Blu-ray Promotion – Blu-ray Double Features with Kelly’s Heroes/Where Eagles Dare, The Enforcer/Sudden Impact and Dirty Harry/Magnum Force. Also new to Blu-ray: Absolute Power, Heartbreak Ridge and The Rookie

— Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros. The previously released 19-disc collection will now include the feature-length The Eastwood Factor Extended Version.


“INVICTUS” TRAILER

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2 Comments

  • March 18, 2010 | Permalink |

    I loved Invicuts, I will be buying this so I can watch all the bonus features!

  • March 18, 2010 | Permalink |

    I loved this movie. Both Morgan and Matt did a great job. Also, what a great inspirational story. Thanks Nelson Mandela.

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