Buena Vista Home Entertainment has added Spike Lee’s powerful World War II drama Miracle At St. Anna to their release line-up, making sure the film will hit home on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc in February.
“Miracle at St. Anna” comes from the true story of four African American soldiers stationed in German-occupied Italy during World War II. Separated from their unit and trapped behind Nazi lines, ranking officer Aubrey Stamps (Derek Luke), hot-headed Bishop Cummings (Michael Ealy), radioman Hector Negron (Laz Alonso) and gentle giant Sam Train (Omar Benson Miller) survive a shocking massacre, rescuing a young Italian boy in the process. The five make their way to the nearest village, where they join forces with the local opposition, risking their lives and gathering intelligence for a nation that considers them second-class citizens.
Considered on of Spike Lee’s best films, “Miracle At St. Anna” will feature only the feature film on DVD, while only the Blu-Ray version will contain a number of cool extras, such as a selection of Deleted Scenes, the Featurette ”Deeds Not Words” in which Director Spike Lee and World War II veterans share their intimate experiences from the Great War at the historic Harlem Veterans’ Club, and discuss how their service to their country is remembered and immortalized in the annals of history and in the films of Hollywood. Also included is ”The Buffalo Soldier Experience”, a Featurette that traces the history of the Buffalo Soldier with historians, Director Spike Lee and the cast, and hear rare firsthand accounts of the deep personal bond that was forged between the soldiers and the Italian citizens during World War II.
The “Miracle At St. Anna” will happen on February 10 and can be yours for $29.99 on DVD and $34.99 on Blu-Ray Disc.