From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Schindler's List

         From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Schindler's List

One of the Most Acclaimed Films of All Time Comes to Blu-ray™ for the First
Time Ever


Steven Spielberg's Cinematic Masterpiece Returns With a Digitally Restored
Special Edition Honoring the Film's 20th Anniversary

Available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Including DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™

PR Newswire

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Experience one of the
most historically significant films like never before when Academy
Award^®-winning director Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List marks its 20^th
anniversary with a Limited Edition Blu-ray^™ Combo Pack – featuring DVD,
Digital Copy & UltraViolet^™ – on March 5, 2013 from Universal Studios Home
Entertainment. Schindler's List 20^th Anniversary Limited Edition has been
meticulously restored from the original film negative in pristine high
definition, supervised by Steven Spielberg and includes bonus features that
shed unprecedented light on the story of Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi
party who risked his own life to save more than 1,100 Jews during the


One of the most meaningful films of our generation, Schindler's List tells an
extraordinary true story of courage and faith that continues to inspire.
Spielberg personally supervised the extensive high-definition restoration of
the film from the 35mm film original negative so that viewers can see this
powerful story as never before. The Blu-ray^™ Combo Pack allows viewers to
watch Schindler's List anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It
includes a Blu-ray^™ disc, a DVD, a Digital Copy and UltraViolet^™ for the
ultimate, complete viewing experience.

"Schindler's List is a rare masterpiece of filmmaking that remains as riveting
and moving today as it was for moviegoers 20 years ago," said Craig Kornblau,
President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. "It stands as a powerful
reminder of the heroism and humanity of those willing to stand up against

With its initial release in 1993, Schindler's List rapidly became one of the
most honored films of all time, garnering twelve Academy Award^® nominations
and taking home seven Oscars^®, including Best Director and Best Picture for
Spielberg. The film also earned Oscars^® for composer John Williams (E.T.,
Star Wars), screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Gangs of New York, Mission:
Impossible) and director of photography Janusz Kaminiski, as well as art
directors Allan Starski and Ewa Braun, editor Michael Kahn and producers
Gerald R. Molen and Branko Lustig.

Liam Neeson (Taken, Gangs of New York) received a Best Actor Academy Award^®
nomination for his portrayal of Oskar Schindler. Ralph Fiennes' (The English
Patient, the Harry Potter series) star-making performance as the cruel Nazi
commander, Amon Goeth, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, as was
Oscars^®-winner Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Hugo) in the role of Schindler's Jewish
accountant, Itzhak Stern.

The historic release of Schindler's List on Blu-ray^™ also marks the beginning
of the 20^th year of the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual
History and Education. Inspired by the experience of making Schindler's List,
Steven Spielberg established the organization in 1994 to videotape interviews
with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. The USC Shoah
Foundation's Visual History Archive contains nearly 52,000 testimonies, each
encompassing a complete personal history of life before, during and after a
subject's first-hand experience with genocide. Through its extensive
educational initiatives, including the IWitness website for middle and high
school students, hundreds of college courses based on the archive that are
being taught at universities on four continents, numerous teacher training
programs offered in over 20 countries, and major global research partnerships,
the USC Shoah Foundation is dedicated to making its Visual History Archive a
compelling voice for education and action. Spielberg considers this the most
important work of his professional life and the legacy of Schindler's List.
Learn more and view testimony at

The Schindler's List 20^th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray^™ Combo Pack

  oBlu-ray^™ disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to
    watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and hi-def sound.
  oDVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more
    places, both at home and away.
  oDigital Copy provides consumers with a choice of formats from a variety of
    partners, including options to watch on iPhone^®, Android^™, computers and
  oUltraViolet^™ is a revolutionary new way for consumers to collect their
    movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet^™  lets consumers instantly
    stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs. Now
    available in both the United States and Canada.

Bonus Features on Both the Blu-ray^TM and DVD

  oVoices from the List: Featuring documentary with testimonies from those
    who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler.
  oUSC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg: The director shows how
    filming Schindler's list inspired him to establish the USC Shoah


Adapted from the novel by Thomas Keneally, Steven Spielberg's masterful film
tells the incredible true story of the courageous Oskar Schindler (Liam
Neeson). Initially a member of the Nazi party, the Catholic Schindler risks
his career and life, and ultimately goes bankrupt, to employ 1,100 Jews in his
crockery factory during the Holocaust. Schindler's Jewish accountant (Ben
Kingsley) serves as his conscience, as Schindler conducts business with an
obstinate and cruel Nazi commander (Ralph Fiennes), who viciously kills Jewish
prisoners from the balcony of his villa overlooking a prison camp. Filmed
entirely in black-and-white on location in Poland, Schindler's List does not
downplay the faults of its magnanimous and unlikely hero, but relates a story
of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of horrific devastation and

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan
Sagall, Embeth Davidtz
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: Steven Zaillian, based on a novel by Thomas Keneally
Producers: Branko Lustig, Gerard R. Molen, Steven Spielberg
Co-Producer: Lew Rywin
Executive Producer: Kathleen Kennedy
Associate Producers: Irving Glovin, Robert Raymond
Director of Photography: Janusz Kaminski
Production Designer: Allan Starski
Editor: Michael Kahn

Street Date: 3/5/13
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61124840 (US) / 61125744 (Canada)
Running Time: 3 hours, 16 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen, 1.85:1
Rating: R for language, some sexuality and actuality violence
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish/French DTS Digital Surround
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Street Date: 3/5/13
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61124821 (US) / 61121205 (Canada)
Running Time: 3 hours, 16 minutes
Layers: Dual layers
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic widescreen, 1.85:1
Rating: R for language, some sexuality and actuality violence
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish/French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

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