Friday, 10 June 2016

American Sniper Blu-ray The Chris Kyle Commemorative Edition

Just a reminder that Warner Home Video has now released a 2 disc edition of American Sniper. 132 min | Rated R | released May 03, 2016 UPC 883929525393
This new edition of the film features a special commemorative disc with 60 minutes of brand-new bonus content, including revealing in-depth documentaries narrated by Bradley Cooper. American Sniper stars Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a lethal sniper and qualities as a human being made him a hero both on and off the battlefield.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will donate $1.00 of the purchases to Chris Kyle Frog Foundation up to $150,000 from April 19, 2016 through December 31, 2016, void in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi and South Carolina.
The aim of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is to provide meaningful, interactive experiences to service members, first responders and their families, aimed at enriching their family relationships. Prior to his untimely passing in February 2013, Chris had begun casting his vision for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to provide experiences for service and first responder families to work through many of the difficulties he and Taya had experienced post-deployment. As Executive Director of the foundation, Taya and a dedicated team are ensuring Chris vision, desire and legacy to the country he served carries on now and into the future. For more information on the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, please visit

NEW Chris Kyle: The Man behind the Legend -- In never-before-seen home movies, family, friends
and fellow soldiers reveal another side of Chris Kyle.
NEW Navy SEALS: In War and Peace -- Join Taya Kyle and legendary SEAL Marcus Luttrell as they illuminate the secret world of America's elite fighting force.
Bringing the War Home: The Cost of Heroism - Previously only limited availability! Discover the challenges faced by many U.S. veterans whose return home can often be as daunting as their time at war.
One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper Join director Clint Eastwood, cast and crew as they overcome enormous creative and logistic obstacles to bring the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's story to the screen.
The Making of American Sniper

I did hold off and consider buying this Edition, but I have to say, I was quite happy with the extra features contained on the original release. I did finally opt for the HMV Exclusive steelbook Blu-ray, which is a nicely presented package – and already Out of Print.
Extras Included:
One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper (1080p, 31:04): this piece looks at the filmmakers' interest in Kyle's story prior to the book, meetings with Kyle prior to his death, character details and Kyle's evolution through various scripts, casting, Kyle's murder during the production's early stages, the movie's evolution and Taya Kyle's contributions, hiring Clint Eastwood, the cast and crew's time with Taya, shooting locations in the Middle East and California, military authenticity, real life SEAL Kevin Lacz's contributions, Cooper's physical and firearm preparations for the role, Cooper's role as producer, Cooper's and Miller's chemistry, and reaction to the finished movie.

The Making of American Sniper (1080p, 28:35): A piece that, with a different rhythm and through interviews, offers another look at the movie, including cast and crew's early work on the script and building the character, story themes, Cooper's performance, the movie's authenticity, Kyle's journey, and more. Many of the same core ideas from the first supplement are also reflected here.

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