Party in DC for Blu-ray Release of The Bridge on the River Kwai

Posted by at 10:17 am on November 8, 2010

To honor the country’s heroic veterans in the lead-up to Veterans Day, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE), together with the USO (United Service Organizations) and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), present a premiere screening of seven-time Academy Award winning World War II classic The Bridge on the River Kwai. The digitally restored film is being screened at the US Navy Memorial Burke Theater in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 9, 2010 with a special introduction including an appearance by lead cast member Geoffrey Horne. Government officials and veterans of the United States armed services will be in attendance.

SPHE is also showcasing the digitally restored film at theatrical screenings in select cities across the country, including Chicago and Austin. The complete screening schedule is available at www.bridgeontheriverkwaibd.com

Among the most prized in the Columbia Pictures catalog, The Bridge on the River Kwai is now available for the first time on Blu-ray as the Blu-ray Collector’s Edition. The Blu-ray Collector’s Edition includes both a Blu-ray and DVD disc of the film, replicas of the original theatrical lobby cards and all-new special features which illustrate the scope of this epic motion picture, from its inception and premiere to its impact on audiences the world over. The film underwent an extensive 4K restoration from the original negative and features newly remastered 5.1 audio, so audiences can experience director David Lean’s masterpiece as never before. More details on the original production and the restoration work can be found at www.Columbia-Classics.com.

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