Dunkirk has been one of the films of the year, so far, for its intensity and re-telling of the real life evacuation of British and Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in France. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film overwhelmed me with its slow build of circumstances but, as I said at the time, if all those people had to go through the horror, then I can certainly sit, watch and take on board just a few hours of the feelings those men would have endured.
Coming to 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD from 18 December, plus on digital download on 12 December, the film opens as hundreds of thousands of troops are surrounded by enemy forces and trapped on the beach. The film is told in three different stories, that of those on the land, in the sea and air over varying time periods but expertly brought together by Nolan and his team. He directed Dunkirk with a mixture of IMAX and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen, it was also partially shot on location on the beaches of Dunkirk in France and so those Special Features on this release should be even more interesting and insightful. He had this to say about the Home Ent release:
“I’m excited to be releasing ‘Dunkirk’ on 4K UHD with HDR. The film was shot entirely on the highest definition IMAX and 65mm film and this fantastic new format, with its increased resolution and superior colour reproduction is able to maximise Dunkirk’s impact in the home.”
The film also has a great mix of younger actors, alongside experiences pro’s and their were fine performances from all in an ensemble cast which includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.
On December 18, Dunkirk will be available on 4K Ultra HD (Pre-Order here) which includes a 4K Ultra HD disc with the feature film in 4K resolution with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film in hi-definition, a Blu-ray disc with the special features in hi-definition, and a Digital version of the feature film.
Also available will be the film on Blu-ray, Limited Edition Blu-ray Filmbook and 2 Disc DVD. The Blu-ray Filmbook features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition beautifully packaged in a collector’s edition picture book and a Digital version of the movie (Pre-order that one here) We’re still waiting on the final details for that one but, in the meantime, here are all the extras:
Dunkirk 4K Ultra HD, Limited Edition Blu-ray Filmbook, Blu-ray, and Standard Definition DVD contain the following special features:
- Creation: Revisiting the Miracle
- Creation: Dunkerque
- Creation: Expanding the Frame
- Creation: The In-Camera Approach
- Land: Rebuilding the Mole
- Land: The Army On the Beach
- Land: Uniform Approach
- Air: Taking to the Air
- Air: Inside the Cockpit
- Sea: Assembling the Naval Fleet
- Sea: Launching the Moonstone
- Sea: Taking to the Sea
- Sea: Sinking the Ships
- Sea: The Little Ships
- Conclusion: Turning Up the Tension
- Conclusion: The Dunkirk Spirit