Paramount Announces Braveheart Sapphire Series Blu-ray DVD

My friend Mike Brady has a Blu-ray player and considers Braveheart his favorite movie so this article is for him (I’ll try and get Mike a copy of this classic film).

Paramount Home Entertainment announced today that it will release some of the greatest films ever made for the first time in high definition as part of its exclusive new “Sapphire Series”.  The Sapphire Series will capitalize on the pristine picture and sound of the Blu-ray format to present each cinematic gem in the highest quality for the first time in two-disc, high definition sets.  The series will kick off on September 1st with one of the most requested Blu-ray releases, Braveheart.

The Braveheart Blu-ray details are as follows:

The exhilarating epic Braveheart is one of the most anticipated films on Blu-ray according to and continues to be beloved by fans and critics alike.  The film will be presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.  Among the more than two hours of new special features to be included on Braveheart are:

-Interactive Timelines—Three distinct timelines featuring a combination of video, images, text and audio that can be accessed linearly or randomly.

-Braveheart: A Look Back— Features new interviews with members of the cast and crew reminiscing about their experiences making the film and its enduring impact on cinema.

-Smithfield: Medieval Killing Fields—Relates the remarkable history of Smithfield, which for centuries was regularly filled with the roars of crowds, regal fanfares and rowdy games. Smithfield is also known as the site of
William Wallace’s execution, along with other terrifying spectacles when heretics, rebels and criminals were put to death.

-Battlefields of the Scottish Rebellion— Two major Scottish battlefields, Falkirk and Bannockburn, will be presented as 3D models that can be explored for further investigation into the military strategies and timetables employed in each. Topography, weapons, troop movements, and leadership data can also be accessed.  An alternate playing mode will allow the story of each battle to unfold in an “automated” fashion, much like the interactive dioramas displayed at historical site museums around the world.


Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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