Walter Hill's Southern Comfort Prepped for Blu-ray
Posted August 2, 2012 04:29 AM by Webmaster
Independent British distributors Second Sight Films have revealed that they are preparing a Blu-ray release of director Walter Hill's Southern Comfort (1981), starring Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe and Fred Ward. The release is expected to arrive in shops before the end of the year.
Second Sight Films have also confirmed that director Walter Hill will feature in a new 40-minute documentary, 'Who Will Live, Who Will Die', in which he talks about the making of this legendary film.
Walter Hill's action thriller has been interpreted as an allegory for the Vietnam war. While on an exercise in Louisiana, a group of National Guard members steal some canoes from the local Cajuns. Pursued by the angry locals, one of the men decides to fire at them, albeit with blanks. The Cajuns respond with real bullets, killing the team's commander, Poole (Peter Coyote). The men, none of whom are real soldiers, are now forced to fight for their lives.
Finally some genuine NEWS! Wow, the original poster! Haven't seen that since it was in the theaters. Please tell me that will be the blu-ray cover art. Probably Hill's best film, or at least in the top two. And a new making-of? My nipples are soaked!
finally a walter hill film on bluray!!!! cant wait and love the score by ry cooder!!!! we need more hill 'cult classics' on blu!! what about 'streets of fire', 'crossroads' and one of my favs 'tresspass'!!!!