Warner Bros. has some big plans for Blood Diamond.
An ex-mercenary turned smuggler (Leonard DiCaprio). A Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou). Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside. Directed by Edward Zwick (Glory, The Last Samurai), this urgent, intensely moving adventure shapes gripping human stories and heart-pounding action into a modern epic of profound impact.
Get ready for a heart-pounding, high-stakes adventure on March 20 when Blood Diamond arrives on DVD from Warner Home Video. Acclaimed filmmaker Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Glory) directs this thrilling epic about the human cost of the diamond trade set in warn-torn Sierra Leone. The film stars three-time Academy Award® Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, The Aviator, Gangs of New York), two-time Academy Award® Nominee Djimon Hounsou (Constantine, Gladiator>, In America) and Academy Award® Winner Jennifer Connelly (Little Children, A Beautiful Mind).
Blood Diamond is a powerful film that takes you on an unforgettable journey through harsh, yet astonishingly beautiful, West Africa. Nominated as one of the best films of 2006 by the National Board of Review, Blood Diamond has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards® including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Djimon Hounsou won Best Supporting Actor from the National Board of Review, and the Screen Actors Guild honored the film with Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Djimon Hounsou).
Blood Diamond will be available on Single Disc in widescreen and full frame formats for $28.98 SRP and on 2-Disc Special Edition in widescreen format for $34.99 SRP. The Single Disc DVD includes a director's commentary and the 2-Disc Special Edition features over 75 minutes of extraordinary extras including a shocking exposé "Blood on the Stone" that unveils the truth about conflict diamonds, revealing making-of featurettes that take you on location with the cast and crew in Africa, and the "Shine on 'Em" music video by rap artist, NAS.
The Single Disc and Disc 1 of the 2-Disc Special Edition contain the:
- Director's Commentary
- Theatrical Trailer
Disc 2 of the 2-Disc Special Edition contains:
- Blood on the Stone (RT: 50:00) - Follow the path of a diamond from the ground to the store.
- Becoming Archer (RT: 8:29) - A profile of Leonardo DiCaprio and how he trained for the war.
- Journalism on the Front Line (RT: 6:07) - Jennifer Connelly on Women Journalists at war.
- Inside the Siege of Freetown (RT: 10:28) - See how Ed Zwick tackled the pivotal scene.
- Music Video, "Shine On Em" by Nas (RT: 2:39)
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Run Time: 138 minutes
- Rating: R
- Rating Reason: strong violence and language
- CC: Yes