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Contest: Win War Horse on Blu-ray!

4 April 2012 2:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Home Entertainment is debuting War Horse in a four-disc Blu-ray combo pack, two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, and DVD today, April 3. We have a special contest lined up for director Steven Spielberg's Best Picture nominee, where we are giving away copies of the four-disc Blu-ray combo pack to our readers, and a copy of the new book War Horse: The Making of the Motion Picture. These prizes will surely go fast, so enter today. Details are below.

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War Horse four-disc Blu-ray combo pack

War Horse: The Making of the Motion Picture

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War Horse, the Academy Award-nominated Best Picture, is a story of incredible friendship, »

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War Horse Blu-Ray 4-Disc Combo Pack Review And Giveaway

3 April 2012 8:22 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

War Horse is a tricky film when it comes to analyzing the overall critical consensus. It was nominated for a host of awards, but if we’re honest, it isn’t hard to see that – Spielberg made a movie, it’s about war, here’s a picture – is all you need for that to be an unavoidable result. Critics loved it, especially those who have been around film long enough for it to remind them of the early war films it mirrors with many scenes, but those who didn’t love it, really didn’t love it.

I ultimately had to give it 3.5/5 stars (my War Horse review here), almost exclusively on technical merit, and the odd bit of fun, despite the fact that the film actually kind of pisses me off. Meanwhile, Christopher Lominac put it at number two on his list of the best of the year.

What makes it difficult (though really, »

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Exclusive: War Horse John Williams Blu-ray Featurette

22 March 2012 2:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We have an exclusive featurette for the Best Picture nominee War Horse, which debuts on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand April 3. Composer John Williams discusses creating the score for this drama, and working with a musically-inclined director like Steven Spielberg. Explore the music of War Horse with this exclusive featurette.

War Horse DVD/Br: Exclusive: Musical Director Featurette

War Horse, the Academy Award-nominated Best Picture, is a story of incredible friendship, loyalty, courage, hope and tenacity. Based on the Tony Award-winning play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this deeply heartfelt tale begins with the remarkable friendship between a feisty colt named Joey and his young trainer Albert (Jeremy Irvine). When they're forced apart by war, the film follows Joey's extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets. No matter where they go or what they experience both boy and horse keep forging ahead, »

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War Horse Blu-ray and DVD Arrive April 3rd

21 February 2012 2:50 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary Academy Award-winning motion picture director/producer Steven Spielberg presents the critically acclaimed and multi Academy Award-nominated epic adventure War Horse on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand, April 3. This newest home entertainment release not only enthralls viewers once again with its visually stunning and emotionally heartwarming story on the Blu-ray, but also offers an unprecedented look into the making of the film by Spielberg himself.

The extraordinary journey of courage and friendship as seen through the eyes of one unforgettable horse named Joey and his miraculous journey to find his way back home, War Horse is a must own contemporary classic for everyone's home entertainment collection. Spielberg's renowned creative passion and artistry not only shine throughout the film but are also evident in all the fascinating bonus features included exclusively on the Blu-ray disc.

The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack in particular allows viewers to explore the filmmaking process and »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: War Horse

21 February 2012 1:24 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012

Price: DVD $29.99, Two-dvd $39.99, Four-Disc Blu-ray Combo $45.99, standard-definition download $29.99, high-definition download $39.99

Studio: DreamWorks/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Steven Spielberg’s (Jurassic Park) adaptation of Michael Morpurgo‘s novel, War Horse is a heart-strings tugger that earned six Academy Award nominations.

Rated PG-13, the film tells the story of an amazing horse and his young trainer Albert (newcomer Jeremy Irvine, TV’s Life Bites) throughout World War I. After his horse is bought to serve in the British Army, Albert enlists and both must face the horrors of war while touching the lives of others.

The drama movie also stars Emily Watson (Red Dragon), David Thewlis (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2), Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Toby Kebbell (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) and Eddie Marsan (The Disappearance of Alice Creed).

War Horse was nominated for Best Original Score, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing, »

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