Netflix in conjuction with capelight pictures has announced the release “All Quiet on the Western Front” on home video. This attractive 2-disc Limited Collector’s Edition Mediabook contains both the 4K UHD and Blu-ray versions of the movie along with a 24-page booklet. The film is a stunningly made epic-scaled polemic from director Edward Berger who delivers some of the grittiest and most visceral battle sequences ever put to film. Yet, much like the classic 1929 novel that inspired it, the human cost always remains the movie’s focus. Read my full review of the film HERE.
This handsome new 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Collector’s Mediabook Edition of “All Quiet on the Western Front” hits shelves on March 28th, 2023. See below for a full synopsis and breakdown of the bonus features.
Runtime: 147 Minutes
Directed by: Edward Berger
Cast: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, Edin Hasanovic, Adrian Grünewald, Thibault De Montalembert, Devid Striesow, Daniel Brühl
Producers: Malte Grunert, Daniel Dreifuss, Edward Berger
Executive Producers: Daniel Brühl, Thorsten Schumacher, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
Written by: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
Based on the Novel by Erich Maria Remarque
Spring 1917. 17-year-old Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) and his friends are extremely eager to go to war, to beat the French soundly and march to Paris victorious. This is how the boys imagine it. This is the war they are promised by their principal in a rousing speech. With jubilation, fanfare and song, the “youth of iron” marches off – for Emperor, God and Fatherland.
The enthusiasm, however, does not last long. When they arrive at the Western Front after days of marching. It’s pouring rain. The trenches are filling up and fast becoming a swamp. But the French do not wait to attack. Flares rise up, brightening no-man’s land with a surreal beauty. Until all hell breaks loose again and the French bombard the trenches.
What follows portrays Paul and his comrades’ first-hand experience of how the initial euphoria of war turns into horror, suffering and fear as they desperately fight for their lives in the trenches.
Winner of 4 Oscars including “Best International Film”, “Best Cinematography”, “Best Original Score, and “Production Design”.
Winner of 7 BAFTAs including “Best Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Film Not in the English Language” and “Best Adapted Screenplay”.
- 24-page booklet
- Making-of Featurette
- Theatrical trailer
The 4K UHD features the original German audio (with English subtitles) in Dolby Atmos audio of the original and 4K Dolby Vision image for the perfect picture and sound quality. The mediabook packaging comes with a 24 page booklet that includes “SHARING THE GERMAN PERSPECTIVE“ – a conversation with director Edward Berger and “A MACHINE OF DEATH UNLIKE ANY EXPERIENCED BEFORE” – an interview with historian and professor Daniel Schönpflug on the historical background of All Quiet On The Western Front.
Language & Audio Options:
UHD: Dolby Atmos German, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English, Dolby Digital 5.1 French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Hungarian and Spanish (Latin America); Audio descriptions Dolby Digital 2.0: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Spanish (Latin America)
Blu-ray: Dolby Atmos German, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English, Dolby Digital 5.1 French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Hungarian and Spanish (Latin America); Audio descriptions Dolby Digital 2.0: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Spanish (Latin America)
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Turkish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech and Hungarian; SDH: English, German and Spanish (Latin America)
UHD: 2.39:1 (4K, Dolby Vision, HDR10) BD: 2.39:1 (1080p)