Bring home some historical, political fun this April. Charlie Wilson's War is coming to DVD on April 22. The film was originally set to have a HD DVD/DVD combo release along with the standard version, but the combo release has been cancelled. The disc will be available for the SRP of $29.98. The film stars Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman in his Oscar-nominated performance.
Based on George Crile's book about the CIA's largest and most successful covert CIA operation, the arming of the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan. The covert ops were engineered by Charlie Wilson (Hanks), a charismatic, wheeler-dealer, liberal Texas congressman who teamed with a rogue CIA operative (Hoffman). The two manipulated Congress, the CIA and a host of foreign governments in order to assist the Afghan rebels in their fight against the Soviets in the 1980s. Many of the men armed by the CIA went on to become the Taliban's enforcers and Osama bin Laden's protectors.
- Making-of featurette
- Who is Charlie Wilson featurette which profiles the real Charlie Wilson, and features interviews with Charlie Wilson, Joanne Herring, Tom Hanks, Aaron Sorkin, and Mike Nichols