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THE KILLING FIELDS 30th Anniversary Edition Comes to Blu-ray Today

THE KILLING FIELDS 30th Anniversary Edition Comes to Blu-ray Today



In celebration of its 30th anniversary, The Killing Fields, the haunting war story based on true events from the 1975 Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, will make its Blu-ray HD debut today, January 7.



Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is releasing the film, which stars Sam Waterston (TV's "The Newsroom"), Haing S. Ngor (Heaven & Earth), and John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire). The Killing Fields was directed by Roland Joffé (The Mission) and produced by David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire).



The Killing Fields won three Oscars (1984) for Best Supporting Actor (Ngor), Best Cinematography (Chris Menges) and Best Editing (Jim Clark) as well as nominations for Best Picture, Best Screenplay (Bruce Robinson), Best Director (Roland Joffé) and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Waterston).



WBHE will release The Killing Fields in a premium 36-page Blu-ray book ($27.98 SRP), which includes rare photos, production notes and other material.



Synopsis: This emotional and brutally honest true story follows Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg (Waterston), who remains in Cambodia in 1975 after the government falls. He convinces his friend and translator Dith Pran (Ngor) to stay with him to report on the bloodbath perpetrated by one of the most brutal regimes of the 20th century and on the United States' role in precipitating the horror. The two continue to work until the Khmer Rouge, the terrorist government that killed nearly 3 million, arrests them. Schanberg is eventually released and returns to New York. Pran is sent for execution but barely manages a daring escape from the killing fields and from Cambodia. With the help of Schanberg, Pran emigrates to the U.S. and becomes a staff photographer for the New York Times.



Special Features:

Commentary by director Roland Joffé

Theatrical trailer





The Killing Fields 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray



Rating: R

Run Time: 141 min.

Street Date: January 7, 2014

Order Date: December 3, 2013

Pricing: $27.98 SRP

Catalog#/UPC: 1000436984 /883929374267



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