Fasten your seat belts – Ronin is returning to DVD as a Special Edition

Hard to believe it has already been seven years since the first release of this John Frankenheimer action thriller but now, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is preparing a new release of the movie on DVD – as a Special Edition, no less.

In a world where loyalties are easily abandoned and allegiances can be bought, a new and deadlier terrorist threat has emerged – free agent killers!

The Cold War may be over, but a new world order keeps a group of covert mercenaries employed by the highest bidder. These operatives, known as “Ronin,” are assembled in France by a mysterious client for a seemingly routine mission: steal a top-secret briefcase. But the simple task soon proves explosive as other underworld organizations vie for the same prize…and to get the job done, the members of Ronin must do something they’ve never done before – trust each other!

This new release will feature a new anamorphic transfer of the film with 5.1 Dolby Digital tracks in English and French, complemented by a selection of language subtitles. As extras you will find John Frankenheimer’s Commentary Track on this release as well, in which he discusses the making of the moment in minute detail.

Also included is a Featurette called “In The Cutting Room With Tony Gibbs,” in which the editor discusses how some of the superb action sequences were put together. Next up is “Ronin: Filming In The Fast Lane,” a Featurette on the various car stunts in the film and the breathtaking chases. “Through The Lens with Director of Photography Robert Fraisse” is a Featurette that covers the look of the film, while “Composing The Ronin Score” takes a closer look at the music of the film by Elia Cmiral.

The release is rounded out by the Venice Interviews of the cast members, as well as the movie’s Alternate Ending that was also found on the previous DVD version.

Carrying a $24.96 suggested retail price, “Ronin: Special Edition” will race into stores on May 9.

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