Netflix, along with Capelight Pictures, have announced the release of 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 film along with a 24-page booklet. The film is a stunningly crafted, epic polemic from director Edward Berger, who delivers some of the darkest and most haunting combat sequences ever filmed. Yet much like the classic 1929 novel that inspired it, the human cost always remains at the heart of the film. Read my full review of the film HERE.
This beautiful new 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Collector’s Mediabook Edition of All Quiet on the Western Front hits shelves March 28, 2023. Below is a full summary and breakdown of the bonus features.
Duration: 147 minutes
Directed by: Edward Berger
Pour: 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 Bruehl, Thorsten Schumacher, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
Written by: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, and Ian Stokell
Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque
Spring 1917. 17-year-old Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) and his friends are determined to go to war, defeat the French and march victoriously to Paris. That’s how the boys imagine it. This is the war that their client promises them in a rousing speech. With cheers, fanfare and song, the “Iron Youth” marches off – for the emperor, God and fatherland.
However, the enthusiasm does not last long. As they arrive on the western front after days of marching. It’s pouring rain. The ditches fill up and quickly become a swamp. But the French did not wait to attack. Torches soar, illuminating the no man’s land with a surreal beauty. Until all hell breaks loose again and the French bombard the trenches.
In the following, Paul and his comrades experience first-hand how the initial war euphoria turns to 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 Score and Production Design.
Winner of 7 BAFTAs including Best Film, Best Director, Best Non-English Language Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.
- 24-page booklet
- Making of featurette
- Cinema Trailer
The 4K UHD has the original German sound (with English subtitles) in Dolby Atmos audio of the original and 4K Dolby Vision picture for the perfect picture and sound quality. The Mediabook packaging comes with a 24-page booklet These include “SHARING THE GERMAN PERSPECTIVE” – a conversation with director Edward Berger and “A MASCHINE OF DEATH UNLIKE SOME BEFORE” – an interview with the historian and professor Daniel Schönpflug about the historical background of Nothing new in the West.
Voice and 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 Description 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 Description 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)