MIDWAY - LE

MIDWAY - LE

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(Jack Smight, 1976)

Release date: 25 October 2021
Limited Edition Blu-ray

Recreating the famous sea battle between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy, Midway finds director Jack Smight (Airport 1975) confidently handling epic battle scenes and a stellar cast which includes Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Wagner. Midway is presented here with a wealth of extras.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono and 2.1 Sensurround audio tracks
  • Alternative two-part TV version (101 mins and 92 mins): the rarely seen extended TV cut, containing unique scenes, reframed to 4:3 and presented in Standard Definition, as originally broadcast
  • Audio commentary with film historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin (2021)
  • The Guardian Interview with Robert Wagner (1983, 71 mins): archival audio recording of the film and TV star in conversation with Joan Bakewell at the National Film Theatre, London
  • They Were There! (1976, 7 mins): Charlton Heston presents this archival documentary featuring interviews with three combatants who survived the battle
  • The Making of ‘Midway’ (2001, 39 mins): documentary looking at the film’s production
  • Sensurround: The Sounds of ‘Midway’ (2001, 5 mins): a look at the film’s use of the Sensurround audio system
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation
  • The Battle of Midway (1942, 18 mins): award-winning documentary directed by John Ford relaying the battle with footage shot by Navy cameramen
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Radio spots
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with an essay by Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall, archival articles on the film and the events that inspired its screenplay, an overview of critical responses, and film credits
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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BBFC cert: PG
REGION B
EAN: 5060697921793