Paramount is giving World Trade Center a very respectful DVD release on December 12.

"A film about heroism and the best in all of us" (Joel Siegel, "Good Morning America"), three-time Academy Award® winner Oliver Stone's gripping and inspiring portrayal of the true story of two policemen trapped in the rubble on September 11, 2001, World Trade Center, arrives as a two-disc Commemorative Edition DVD, a single-disc DVD, a two-disc HD DVD and two-disc Blu-Ray on December 12, 2006 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (The Weather Man), Michael Pena (Crash), Maria Bello (A History Of Violence) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary), the film earned over $70 million at the box office and was hailed by critics and audiences alike for its stirring portrayal of the remarkable courage and hope displayed by two of the last survivors pulled from Ground Zero and the rescuers who wouldn't give up on them. "A powerful movie experience that glorifies that which is best in the American spirit" (Richard Schickel, Time) and "one of the best films of the year" (Richard Roeper, "Ebert & Roeper"), World Trade Center is an intimate look at the events of a day in history that will never be forgotten.

The World Trade Center Commemorative Edition DVD, HD DVD and Blu-Ray two-disc sets include commentary by Stone as well as a second commentary by real-life survivor Will Jimeno and real-life rescuers Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee, nine deleted or extended scenes with optional commentary by Stone, a three-part "Making of World Trade Center" featurette, a two-part "Common Sacrifices" featurette, "Building Ground Zero," a visual and special effects featurette, "Oliver Stone's New York," a photo gallery and more. The single-disc DVD will include the two commentaries and the deleted and extended scenes. The HD DVD and Blu-Ray discs will be priced at $29.95 MAP and the single disc will have a MAP of $19.95.

World Trade Center DVD, HD DVD & BLU-RAY DVD Features:

Disc 1:

- Commentary by Oliver Stone

- Commentary by real-life survivor Will Jimeno and real-life rescuers Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee

-Nine deleted or extended scenes with optional commentary by Stone:

1) Extended Locker Room

2) Extended Roll Call

3) Concerned Business Woman

4) Fireman Johnny

5) Original Hole Two Through Allison Making Lunch

6) Judy Gets Word Jay Is OK

7) John's Ghost

8) Barbeque Flashback

9) Paramedic Tends To John

Disc 2:

- The Making of World Trade Center (three parts) (HD)

A) Committing to the Story (HD)

B) Shooting in New York and Los Angeles (HD)

C) Closing Wounds (HD)

- Common Sacrifices (two parts) (HD)

A) Rescue (HD)

B) Recovery (HD)

- Building Ground Zero (HD)

- Visual and Special Effects (HD)

- Oliver Stone's New York (HD)

- Q&A with Oliver Stone

- Theatrical Trailer (HD)

- Five TV Spots

- Photo Gallery

Technical Specs:

- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs

- Audio: Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and French 5.1 Surround

- Subtitles: English and Spanish

Two-disc Blu-ray and HD DVD Technical Specs:

- Aspect Ratio: 1080p High Definition

- Audio: English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus and English, English SDH+

- Subtitles: French and Spanish

World Trade Center Single-disc DVD:

- Commentary by Oliver Stone

- Commentary by real-life survivor Will Jimeno and real-life rescuers Scott Strauss, John Busching and Paddy McGee

- Nine deleted or extended scenes with optional commentary by Stone

Technical Specs:

- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Enhanced for 16:9 TVs or full screen

- Audio: Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and French 5.1 Surround

- Subtitles: English and Spanish subtitles

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Evan Jacobs