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24th March 2009 19:46:00
Posted by Dave Foster

Gran Torino (R1/US BD) in June

News
Warner Home Video have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Gran Torino on 9th June 2009. Clint Eastwood (who also directs) stars as Korean War vet Walt Kowalski, a man who doesn’t much like how his life or his neighbourhood has turned out. He especially doesn’t like the people next door, Hmong immigrants from Southeast Asia. But events force Walt to defend those neighbours against a local gang which leads to an unlikely friendship between Walt and a young Hmong teenager who tried to steal Walt's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Priced at $28.98 SRP on DVD and $35.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc, features are outlined below...

DVD
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Manning the Wheel: The Meaning of manhood as reflected in American car culture
  • Gran Torino: More than a Car – Visit Detroit and the Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual vintage car event where buffs describe the unique bond between men and vehicles

Blu-ray Disc
  • 1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • English, French, Portuguese and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French, Portuguese and Spanish subtitles (Movie & Select Bonus Material)
  • Manning the Wheel: The Meaning of manhood as reflected in American car culture (HD)
  • Gran Torino: More than a Car – Visit Detroit and the Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual vintage car event where buffs describe the unique bond between men and vehicles (HD)
  • BD Exclusive: The Eastwood Way – Exploring the actor/director’s filmmaking process up close (HD)
  • BD Live
  • Digital Copy


About Dave Foster
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.


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