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Aug. 12, 2014 DVD & Blu-ray: 'The Railway Man' with Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman

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Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in the remarkable war film The Railway Man. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky from a screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson, it is based on the extraordinary, bestselling memoir of Eric Lomax, a World War II prisoner of war. The film also features a powerful supporting cast that includes Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jeremy Irvine and Sam Reid.

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The Railway Man tells the epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during World War II and sent to a POW camp in Thailand. There, he is forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. He is horrifically tormented when it is discovered that he built a secret radio to bring news and hope to his colleagues. Decades later, Lomax is still suffering the trauma of his wartime experiences. When he learns that the Japanese interpreter who was responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and has escaped prosecution as a war criminal, Lomax decides to return to his haunting past and confront his tormentor with the help of his wife Patti and his best friend Finlay. The film is a powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

DVD and Blu-ray special features include a making-of featurette and feature commentary with director Jonathan Teplitzky and co-writer/producer Andy Paterson.

Cast:

  • Colin Firth as older Eric Lomax
  • Nicole Kidman as Patti Lomax (née Wallace)
  • Jeremy Irvine as Younger Lomax
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Older Finlay
  • Sam Reid as Younger Finlay
  • Hiroyuki Sanada as Older Takashi Nagase
  • Tanroh Ishida as Younger Nagase
  • Marta Dusseldorp as Memsahib
  • Masa Yamaguchi as Kempai officer
  • Keiichi Enomoto as Sakamoto
  • James Fraser as Duncan
  • Shoota Tanahashi as Japanese Mechanic
  • Akos Armont as Jackson
  • Micheal Doonan as Doctor Rogers

Special Features:

  • The Making Of The Railway Man
  • Feature Commentary With Director Jonathan Teplitzky And Co-Writer/Producer Andy Paterson

Best Prices:

DVD - $14.96 at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, $17.99 at Best Buy

Blu-ray (includes UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $19.99 at Best Buy, $24.96 at Amazon.com, Walmart.com

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