Universal Pictures Home Entertainment today announced the 1917 Digital and Blu-ray release dates. The critically-acclaimed, multi-award winning action spectacle arrives on Digital March 10, 2020 (pre-order at Amazon) and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 24, 2020 (pre-order at Amazon). 1917 won Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing.
In 1917 at the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
1917 comes to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD with bonus content showcasing the incredible craft and artistry behind the immersive feature, including a detailed look into the production design, how the film engineered a one shot, 360-degree format and interviews with the cast and crew.
In 1917, Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, SPECTRE, Skyfall) brings his Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning directorial performance to a script co-written alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful).
The film stars breakout actors George Mackay (Captain Fantastic, Pride, Sunshine on Leith) and Dean-Charles Chapman (HBO’s Game of Thrones). Accompanying Mackay and Chapman are standout performances by Mark Strong (Kingsman, The Imitation Game), Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Sherlock, SPECTRE), Richard Madden (Netflix’s The Bodyguard, Rocketman, HBO’s Game of Thrones), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Kingsman, Bridget Jones) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange, The Imitation Game).
The film was produced by Mendes, Pippa Harris (Penny Dreadful, Call the Midwife), Jayne-Ann Tenggren (SPECTRE, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), Callum McDougall (SPECTRE, Skyfall, Casino Royale) and Brian Oliver (Rocketman, Black Swan).
1917 Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Features
The Weight of the World: Sam Mendes – Academy Award winner Sam Mendes discusses his personal connection to World War 1.
Allied Forces: Making 1917 – Learn how the one shot, 360-degree format was executed and the pivotal role Academy Award winner Roger Deakins served in bringing Sam Mendes’ vision to life.
The Music of 1917 – Composer Thomas Newman and filmmakers discuss the important role of the Academy Award-nominated score.
In The Trenches – Go behind the scenes with the cast of 1917.
Recreating History – Filmmakers offer a detailed look at the production design challenges of recreating the First World War.
Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Sam Mendes.
Feature Commentary with Director of Photography Roger Deakins.