Columbia to release new 2-disc ‘Glory Special Edition’

Columbia TriStar Home Video is preparing a new 2-disc release of the excellent Glory (1989) this January.

Based on the letters of Colonel Robert G. Shaw, an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War, this is the heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in during the Civil War. Having volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers, Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.

Directed by Edward Zwick, ‘Glory’ stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington (who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Alan North, Bob Gunton, Jihmi Kennedy, and Andre Braugher. The film also won Academy Awards for for Best Sound and Best Cinematography.

‘Glory Special Edition’ will feature an anamorphic widescreen transfer of the film, letterboxed at 1.85:1, as well as a Pan & Scan version. Sound is Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, with Dolby 2-channel Surround available in English, French and Portugese. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Indonesian. This package also contains a host of extras not available in the first DVD release. Bonuses include an audio commentary by director Edward Zwick, as well as a picture in picture commentary by the director, ‘The Voices of Glory’ featurette, as well as an original ‘making of featurette, deleted scenes with optional director’s commentary, production notes, talent files, and theatrical trailers.

This exciting package is scheduled for release on January 30th, with a suggested retail price of $29.95.

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