As indicated earlier, War Requiem will have a re-release on DVD in the USA. Derek Jarman's masterpiece is a reminder on the the loss of innocence, the unbearable suffering, the nightmares, the tragic waste of life. It is perhaps the visionary director’s greatest film. As a testament to the futility of war it is a unique, unforgettable poignant and haunting experience.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary there's an intriguing new edition due to come out in the UK which includes interviews on the making of this movie with Tilda Swinton, Nathaniel Parker and Don Boyd. There will also be an audio commentary with producer Don Boyd.

Derek Jarman's masterpiece is currently scheduled to come out on November 10, 2008 in the UK. Second Sight plans to bring out this true gem starring Sir Laurence Olivier, Tilda Swinton, Owen Teale, Nathaniel Parker and Sean Bean on a region two encoded, remastered from a new High Defintion transfer DVD. The audio is also remastered from the original DECCA recording. I haven't yet seen it being offered via on-line catalogues, but I'll try and keep you posted on more news and info about this issue on our forum.

Please note that all given info is subject to change and is merely meant to keep you up to date.
 

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