Universal City, California — Experience one of the most historically
significant films like never before when Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg’s
Schindler’s List marks its 20th 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 20th 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 Holocaust.
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 intolerance.”
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 20th 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 sfi.usc.edu.
The Schindler’s List 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes:
· Blu-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.
· DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places,
both at home and away.
· Digital Copy provides consumers with a choice of formats from a variety of partners,
including options to watch on iPhone®, Android™, computers and more.
· UltraViolet™ 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
Bonus Features on Both the Blu-rayTM and DVD
· Voices from the List: Featuring documentary with testimonies from those
who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler.
· USC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg: The director shows how
filming Schindler’s list inspired him to establish the USC Shoah Foundation.