Wartime Adventures ‘3 Days in Malay’ and ‘Warhorse One’ Due on Disc This Fall From Well Go

Well Go USA Entertainment will release two action-packed wartime adventures in the fourth quarter: 3 Days in Malay, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 17; and Warhorse One, due on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 7.

Inspired by historical events, 3 Days in Malay follows a small group of dedicated soldiers who must defend an airfield for three days against the Japanese assault during the fight for Malay in WWII. Directed by and starring Louis Mandylor (director of Blindsided, actor in Hell Hath No Fury, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” franchise), the film also stars Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (Outlaw Johnny Black), Peter Dobson (Forrest Gump, The Frighteners), Ryan Francis (Hook, The Getback), Randall J. Bacon (Fast Vengeance), and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (The A-Team).

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Warhorse One follows a desperate civilian rescue attempt set in motion shortly after the 2021 withdrawal of the United States military from Afghanistan. After a SEAL team helicopter is downed en route to the rendezvous point, the lone surviving operator must evade hostile insurgents and navigate treacherous terrain while guiding his one remaining charge — a traumatized young girl — to safety.  Co-directed by first-time director Johnny Strong and veteran William Kaufman (The Hit List, Shrapnel), the film stars Johnny Strong (Black Hawk Down, The Fast and the Furious), newcomer Athena Durner, Raj Kala (Black Adam, Mayday), newcomer James Sherrill, and Siya Rostami (Black Easter).

 

War Films ‘Black Hawk Down’ and ‘The Guns of Navarone’ Due Nov. 7 on 4K UHD Steelbook With Dolby Vision

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release two war films, Black Hawk Down (2001) and The Guns of Navarone (1967), on 4K Ultra HD Steelbook with Dolby Vision Nov. 7.

From director Ridley Scott (The Martian) and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor) comes Black Hawk Down, a true story about bravery, camaraderie and the complex reality of war. In 1993, an elite group of American Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are sent to Somalia on a critical mission to capture a violent warlord whose corrupt regime has led to the starvation of hundreds of thousands of Somalis. When the mission goes quickly and terribly wrong, the men find themselves outnumbered and fighting for their lives. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor and Eric Bana. 

Special features on the package incorporated Blu-ray Disc include: 

  • audio commentary by Scott and Bruckheimer
  • audio commentary by author Mark Bowden and screenwriter Ken Nolan
  • audio commentary by Task Force Ranger veterans
  • “The Essence of Combat: Making Black Hawk Down” documentary
  • The History Channel Presents: “The True Story of Black Hawk Down
  • PBS Presents: “Frontline: Ambush in Mogadishu”
  • eight deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary
  • “Designing Mogadishu” featurette
  • production design archive
  • storyboards with optional commentary
  • Ridleygrams with optional commentary
  • target building insertion: multi-angle sequence with optional commentary
  • Q&A forums: BAFTA, Motion Picture Editor’s Guild and American Cinematheque
  • Bruckheimer’s Black Hawk Down photo album
  • title design explorations with optional commentary
  • “Gortoz A Ran – J’Attends” music video performed by Denez Prigent and Lisa Gerrard
  • photo galleries
  • theatrical poster concepts
  • trailer and TV spots

 

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Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn star in The Guns of Navarone as a team of Allied military specialists recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission: to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress and disable two long-range field guns so that 2,000 trapped British soldiers may be rescued. Faced with an unforgiving sea voyage, hazardous terrain, and the possibility of a traitor among them, the team must overcome the impossible without losing their own lives. Adapted by screenwriter Carl Foreman from Alistair MacLean’s best-selling novel, the film was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and won for Best Special Effects (1961).

Special features on the package incorporated Blu-ray Disc include:

  • audio commentary by director J. Lee Thompson
  • audio commentary by film historian Stephen J. Rubin
  • “The Resistance Dossier of Navarone” interactive feature
  • “Forging The Guns of Navarone: Notes from the Set”
  • “An Ironic Epic of Heroism”
  • “Memories of Navarone”
  • “Epic Restoration”
  • “A Heroic Score”
  • “Great Guns”
  • “No Visitors”
  • “Honeymoon on Rhodes”
  • “Two Girls on the Town”
  • narration-free prologue
  • message from Carl Foreman

‘Apocalypse Now: Final Cut’ Due in Exclusive Steelbook at Best Buy Oct. 19

Francis Ford Coppola’s definitive cut of his Vietnam masterpiece Apocalypse Now: Final Cut will come out Oct. 19 on 4K Ultra HD Steelbook from Lionsgate, exclusively at Best Buy.

The film is fully restored from the original 1979 film and enhanced with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, as well as Meyer Sound’s Sensual Sound.

Starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando and Dennis Hopper, the war epic, in­spired by Joseph Conrad’s story Heart of Darkness, follows Army Capt. Willard (Sheen), a trou­bled man sent on a dangerous odyssey into Cambodia to assassi­nate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.

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The Steelbook features all new artwork from artist Ken Taylor and an intro by Coppola.

‘Guns of Navarone’ Shooting to 4K Ultra HD Nov. 2 for 60th Anniversary

The 1961 Oscar-lauded war film The Guns of Navarone will come out on 4K Ultra HD Nov. 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for its 60th anniversary.

In the film, Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn star as a team of Allied military specialists recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission: to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress and disable two long-range field guns so that 2,000 trapped British soldiers may be rescued. Faced with an unforgiving sea voyage, hazardous terrain and the possibility of a traitor among them, the team must overcome the impossible without losing their own lives.

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Adapted by screenwriter Carl Foreman from Alistair MacLean’s best-selling novel, The Guns of Navarone was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and won for Best Special Effects (1961).

Update (9/10/21): Date changed from Oct. 12 to Nov. 2.