The Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman classic movie Under Fire is getting the Eureka! Blu-ray treatment with a limited edition release from June of this year. Nolte, Hackman and Joanna Cassidy play three journalists caught up in the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution in the film, originally released back in 1983.
This is the first time that the film has been available in the UK on the Blu-ray format and the first 2000 copies will feature a Limited Edition Collector’s booklet.
For those unfamiliar with the film, here’s the plot synopsis:
Russel Price (Nolte) is a gutsy photo-journalist who gets caught between his love for reporter Claire Stryder (Cassidy) and his friendship with her husband, Alex Grazier (Hackman). Caught up in the war between the Nicaraguan government and the Sandinista rebels, Price loses sight of his objectivity and becomes deeply involved in the skirmish.
Under Fire is directed by the legendary filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode – who would later go on to direct Turner and Hooch, Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies and more) and has cinematography by the great John Alcott (2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon). Under Fire also features one of Jerry Goldsmith’s greatest scores (later sampled in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained).
The release date for the special edition Blu has been set for 17th June. The box-art is above. Here are the planned bonus features.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- Stunning 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
- Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 audio
- Optional English SDH subtitles
- Audio Commentary with director Roger Spottiswoode, Assistant Editor Paul Seydor and Photo-Journalist Matthew Naythons, and Film Historian Nick Redman
- Audio Commentary with Music Mixer-Producer Bruce Botnick, Music Editor Kenny Hal and Film Historians Jeff Bond, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
- Joanna Cassidy Remembers Under Fire [3 mins]
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Limited Edition Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison [2000 copies only]