Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced the Blu-ray release of director Jon Amiel's Sommersby, starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman and James Earl Jones. The Blu-ray edition of the post-Civil War romantic drama streets on May 21, 2013.
Set after the civil war, a man by the name of Jack Sommersby (Gere) returns home several years after he was presumed dead. He arrives armed with ideas and vigor, and soon brings his town back to prosperity, turning his once bitter marriage to his wife Laurel (Foster) into a passionate romance. Despite his many accomplishments, though, whispers spread and suspicions arise that Jack might not be the man he says he is.
Exact technical specifications and special features have yet to be detailed.
I liked the film & had expected to not like it since I liked the French original quite a bit. One of the rare situations for me where I like both the original foreign & the USA remake. Typically the USA remakes are dumbed down versions that lose much in translation.
For years, damn near 20 years now, this movie has stood in my parents house as one of the most depressing films my parents have ever made themselves watch (their words, not mine. I have yet to suggest Requiem For A Dream to them). It's also the leverage my father used to get my mother to watch Terminator 2. So I guess some good came out of it.