Siebenaler: “War Horse”Written by Michael Siebenaler | | email@example.com
Director Steven Spielberg helms this compelling drama (DreamWorks/Touchstone) now available on home video. This highly recommended special four-disc set (***1/2) offers a memorable filmmaking experience and includes DVD, Blu-Ray, digital copy and special features disc.
Adapted from the stage play based on the Michael Morpurgo novel, this Oscar-nominated 146-minute film centers on a special horse named Joey and young man named Albert, played by Jeremy Irvine, who trains him. Set in a time when armies still depended on horses in wartime more than machines (World War I Europe), this film builds the historical drama to a grand third act that satisfies and entertains on many levels.
Extra features include an exclusive “A Filmmaking Journey” documentary as well as featurettes about the music, editing and producing of the film. Subtitles are available in Spanish, English and French. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of war violence.
Also available on a one-disc DVD set and a two-disc set including DVD and Blu-Ray versions.