Many fans were disappointed when Steven Spielberg’s beloved opus Schindler’s List was released on DVD only as a part of Universal’s 100th Anniversary last year, but the film, which many cite as the best ever made, is finally coming to Blu-ray for its 20th anniversary celebration.
Here’s the scoop, straight from the press release:
One of the most meaningful films of our generation, Schindler’s List tells an extraordinary true story of courage and faith that continues to inspire. Spielberg personally supervised the extensive high-definition restoration of the film from the 35mm film original negative so that viewers can see this powerful story as never before. The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows viewers to watch Schindler’s List anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-ray disc, a DVD, a Digital Copy and UltraViolet for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.
“Schindler’s List is a rare masterpiece of filmmaking that remains as riveting and moving today as it was for moviegoers 20 years ago,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “It stands as a powerful reminder of the heroism and humanity of those willing to stand up against intolerance.”
Black & white movies tend to be stunning in high definition, and Spielberg pays very close attention to the mastering of his films for Blu-ray, so this should be a a high definition landmark worthy of the film itself. Bonus features include:
Voices from the List: Featuring documentary with testimonies from those who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler.
USC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg: The director shows how filming Schindler’s list inspired him to establish the USC Shoah Foundation.
Pre-order at Amazon: Schindler’s List [Blu-ray]