You can bring director Steven Soderbergh's two-part epic biopic home in one new DVD and BD edition next year. Che will be released on DVD and Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection on January 19, 2010. The film, which was released in two separate parts (Che (Part 1) and Che (Part 2)) in theaters will be released as one single film here, with both the DVD and BD editions priced at $49.95 SRP. Take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Benecio del Toro as Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
Far from a conventional biopic, Steven Soderbergh's film about Che Guevara is a fascinating exploration of the revolutionary as icon. Daring in its refusal to make the socialist leader into an easy martyr or hero, Che paints a vivid, naturalistic portrait of the man himself (with a stunning, Cannes-award-winning performance by Benicio del Toro), from his overthrow of the Batista dictatorship to his 1964 United Nations trip to the end of his short life. Originally released in two parts, the first a kaleido-scopic view of the Cuban revolution and the second an all-action dramatization of Che's failed campaign in Bolivia, Che is presented here in its complete form.
- High-definition digital transfers of Che: Part One and Che: Part Two, supervised and approved by director Steven Soderbergh, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
- - Audio commentaries on both films, featuring Jon Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
- - Making "Che," a new documentary about the film's production, featuring interviews with Soderbergh, producer Laura Bickford, actor-producer Benicio del Toro, and writers Peter Buchman and Ben van der Veen
- - New interviews with Cuban historians as well as participants in the 1958 Cuban Revolution and Che's 1967 Bolivian campaign
- - Deleted scenes
- - Theatrical trailers
- - PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Amy Taubin