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WITH an all-star cast led by Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Kevin Dillon and Peter Berg, A Midnight Clear is a classic war movie that won critical acclaim on its release and has a large cult following.
Now, 20 years after its release it comes to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time.
Based on a novel by William Wharton, A Midnight Clear: 20th Anniversary Edition comes to DVD and Blu-ray in widescreen on April 16, 2012 courtesy of Second Sight Films.
As the end of World War II approaches, a group of American soldiers are assigned a special intelligence mission to watch activity amid the stark snow covered landscape of the French-German border and soon discover a battle weary enemy reluctant to fight.
When Christmas comes the two sides begin to communicate and establish some common ground. They agree to fake a battle so the Germans can be ‘captured’ without any bloodshed and loss of honour.
However a tragic misunderstanding has devastating consequences in this powerful depiction of war’s insanity.
A Midnight Clear is one of the greatest war movies of the ’90s and a gripping thriller to boot. A must see.
Special features of the DVD/Blu-ray release include A Winter’s War, featuring director Keith Gordon on A Midnight Clear, commentary by Keith Gordon and Ethan Hawke and deleted scenes with commentary.
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Running time: 104mins
UK DVD & Blu-ray Release: April 16, 2012