Dutch War Drama ‘The East’ Heads to DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand Nov. 2

Magnolia Home Entertainment has set a Nov. 2 release date for The East, Dutch filmmaker Jim Taihuttu’s compelling story of a soldier coming home from the 1945-49 Indonesian National Revolution.

The East will be released on DVD ($26.98), Blu-ray Disc ($29.98) and on demand on such platforms as Vudu, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

The story centers on a young Dutch soldier who joins an elite unit led by a mysterious captain known only as “The Turk.” When the fighting intensifies, the young soldier finds himself questioning — and ultimately challenging — his commander’s brutal strategy to stop the resistance. The film grapples with the young man’s tumultuous relationship with himself, his honor and his loyalty to his country.