Three new war films, each set in a different time are coming from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment at the end of the year. The disturbing Vietnam film Casualties of War, the genre defining WWI classic Sahara and the mystical Roman era Druids are each set for a December release.
“Casualties of War” begins during the Vietnam War. A girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier (Michael J. Fox) is determined that justice will be done.
Coming in anamorphic widescreen and audio in both Dolby Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1, “Casualties of War” features Eriksson’s War: A Conversation with Michael J. Fox, The Making of “Casualties of War”, Five Deleted Scenes, Filmographies for Brian De Palma, Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn, Theatrical Trailers and Production Notes.
Top-notch action explodes in “Sahara”. The 1943 Humphrey Bogart classic about a ragtag battalion stranded in the great African desert during World War II, was one of the defining films of the early war stories.
Presented in its original fullscreen mono presentation, “Sahara” wil contain vintage advertising from the early days of War films.
In 60 B.C., Vercingetorix (Christopher Lambert) is a strong, peaceful Gallic chieftain with a legacy to protect his fellow Druids on the Celtic Isles. But when Julius Caesar and his Roman army declare war, Vercingetorix has no choice but to fight. Reunited with his childhood love and armed with little more than raw courage, Vercingetorix unites his people and prepares them for the battle of their lives.
The new DVD of “Druids” is featureless, but will contain a new anamorphic widescreen transfer as well as a fullscreen presentation and will be mixed in both Dolby 2-Channel and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.
“Casualties of War”, “Sahara” and “Druids” will each be available on December 11th this winter and will be priced at $19.95, $24.95 and $27.95 respectively.