Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life” Blu-ray March
The 2019 Terrence Malick film “A Hidden Life” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 17th, via Fox. The film features a cast of August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Ulrich Matthes, Bruno Ganz, and Matthias Schoenaerts. The film has received positive reviews from critics during its limited theatrical run and as a result, at the time of writing, this is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come with a digital code (copy) of the film. Right now, there’s no preorder listing yet for the Blu-ray over at Amazon or really anywhere but stay tuned for an update. The release doesn’t seem to include any bonus materials. Further details about the release can be found, further below, after the break.
“A SHATTERINGLY POWERFUL STORY OF FAITH IN CRISIS”
– DAVID EHRLICH, INDIEWIRE
Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life Comes to Digital March 3
and Blu-ray & DVD March 17
A HIDDEN LIFE
From visionary writer-director Terrence Malick comes this timeless story based on real events about an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter (played by August Diehl), who refused to fight for the Nazis during World War II. Drawing from actual letters exchanged between the Austrian farmer and his wife Fani (Valerie Pachner) while Franz was in prison, the film follows the family’s remarkable journey of love and sacrifice. After being absent from his wife and daughters for months during mandatory basic training with the German Army, Franz is permitted to return to his peaceful Austrian countryside home. But when the war unexpectedly escalates, Franz is called up to fight, and as a new soldier, to swear an oath of allegiance to Hitler and the Third Reich. Yet, despite pleas from his neighbors, fellow soldiers and even trusted clergymen, Franz repeatedly refuses to take the oath. This decision lands the peasant farmer in prison, where he awaits trial for treason. Meanwhile, not only must Fani take care of the family’s farm and their three daughters, she is ostracized by neighbors who have succumbed to the Third Reich’s demands for loyalty. Eventually, Franz’s case goes to trial. He is found guilty and sentenced to death. But his unwavering beliefs and love for Fani and their three children keep his spirit alive in this powerful drama.
Add A HIDDEN LIFE to your digital collection on Movies Anywhere March 3 and on Blu-rayTM and DVD on March 17.
A HIDDEN LIFE Blu-rayTM Specifications
Street Date: March 17, 2020
Screen Format: Widescreen 16:9
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 7.1, English AD DD 5.1, Spanish DD 5.1
Subtitles: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Spanish
Total Run Time: 174 Minutes