As “Pearl Harbor” continues to soar at the box office, Paramount Home Entertainment will release the year’s subtler and much more personal World War II story Enemy at the Gates.
While the Nazi and Russian armies hurl rank after rank of soldiers at each other, and the world fearfully awaits the outcome of the battle of Stalingrad, the celebrated Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev (Jude Law) quietly stalks his enemies one man at a time. His fame, however, soon thrusts him into a duel with the Nazi’s best sharpshooter, Major Konig (Ed Harris), and the two find themselves waging an intense personal war while the most momentous battle of the age rages around them.
The new disc will contain an anamorphic widescreen video transfer which will be complemented by an English Dolby Digital 5.1 sountrack as well as a French audio track. In what is becoming more common for Paramount discs, the DVD will contain a fair amount of extras including a making-of featurette, deleted footage, interviews and a theatrical trailer.
Arriving on August 14th, “Enemy at the Gates” will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.95.