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‘Yanks’ (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition – December 2018

A World War II epic both sweeping and intimate, Yanks is a triumph for director John Schlesinger ( Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday), and a moving showcase for its splendid ensemble cast led by Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave. A war film without battle scenes, Schlesinger’s drama instead focuses on relationships far from the front, examining the romantic entanglements between the stationed U.S. soldiers and the locals in a small town in Northern England in the 1944 period before the Normandy landings. Three very different women find themselves attracted to the American G.I.s at a new military base in town. Gere is Sgt. Matt Dyson, initiating a tentative courtship with a young woman still pining for her fiancée overseas. Redgrave is wealthy socialite Helen, engaged in an affair with a captain (William Devane), while both of them long for their respective spouses far from home. And Sergeant Ruffelo’s fling with Mollie (Wendy Morgan) occurs just as the interactions between the Yanks and their British hosts begin to strain under the tension of the war, and uncertainty about what happens to their new romances. 

A sweeping and intimate World War II epic featuring a fine early performance from Richard Gere

 

 

A personal passion project for Schlesinger — who was given free creative reign after the success of Marathon Man (1976) — Yanks was generally not afforded the attention it deserved upon initial release, and as one of the director’s warmest films, it’s a gem ripe for rediscovery.

DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 1080p presentation (on Blu-ray) from a new high-definition transfer
  • Original LPCM mono audio (on Blu-ray)
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Archival Interview with director John Schlesinger
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film, alongside rare archival imagery

Review

” Masterful… a tremendous achievement ” –The Hollywood Reporter

” An enormously powerful experience, impossible to watch unmoved ” –Los Angeles Times

 

 

DETAILS:

 

Label: Eureka!

Title| YANKS (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition

Starring| RICHARD GERE | LISA EICHORN | VANESSA REDGRAVE | WILLIAM DEVANE

Director| JOHN SCHLESINGER

Dual Format Cat. No.| EKA70320

Dual Format Barcode| 5060000703207

Dual Format RRP| £15.99

 

Release Date| 3 December 2018

Certificate| 15

Run Time| 139 minutes

OAR| 1.78:1 OAR

Picture| Colour

Genre| Drama / War

Year|1979

Country| USA / West Germany / UK

Language|ENGLISH

Subtitles| ENGLISH SDH (Optional)

 

Yanks is released December 3, 2018

in the UK on Blu-ray & DVD!

 

ORDER NOW!

 

 

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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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