The Oscar-winning All Quiet on the Western Front is now available for audiences to bring home in a Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Media Book.
It’s not surprising that the film did so well during awards season, including the first-ever Best Picture nomination for a German film. When the first adaptation–directed by Lewis Mileston–was released by Universal Pictures in 1930, it won Best Picture at the Oscars. Of course, it also premiered to protests in Berlin at the time. The book, which is an anti-war novel describing the horrors of World War I, by Erich Maria Remarque is still read to this date.
This Limited Collector’s Edition for the Oscar/BAFTA-winning film features the original German audio (with English subtitles) presented with both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision.
All Quiet On The Western Front tells the poignant story of a young German soldier on the Western Front during World War I.
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, G-d 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.
- Audio Commentary from Director Edward Berger
- 24 page booklet which includes “SHARING THE GERMAN PERSPECTIVE“
- A conversation with Edward Berger and “A Machine Of Death Unlike Any Experienced Before
- An Interview with Historian and Professor Daniel Schönpflug
DIRECTOR: Edward Berger
SCREENWRITERS: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
CAST: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, Edin Hasanovic, Adrian Grünewald, with Thibault De Montalembert, Daniel Brühl, and Devid Striesow
Netflix released All Quiet on the Western Front in theaters on October 7, 2022 and streaming on October 28, 2022. The film is now available on 4K Ultra HD.
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