Coens’ True Grit Saddles Up for Blu-ray

Having earned more than $165 million worldwide and being nominated for 10 Oscars (though came up empty in all categories), there’s only one thing left for Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit to do: Come out on Blu-ray.

In an early announcement to retailers, Paramount Home Entertainment has indicated that True Grit will arrive as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo title on June 7, 2011, packing over an hour of special features, including behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring the cast and cinematography of the film, the period costumes and guns, a fascinating portrait of the brilliant but reclusive novelist Charles Portis and more.



The True Grit Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the Combo Pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

Blu-ray Extras:

    o Mattie’s True Grit

    o From Bustles to Buckskin—Dressing for the 1880s

    o Colts, Winchesters & Remingtons: The Guns of a Post-Civil War Western

    o Re-Creating Fort Smith

    o The Cast

    o Charles Portis—The Greatest Writer You’ve Never Heard Of…

    o The Cinematography of True Grit

    o Theatrical Trailer

DVD Extras:

    o Hailee’s True Grit

    o From Bustles to Buckskin—Dressing for the 1880s

    o Re-Creating Fort Smith

    o The Cast

The standard DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with French, English and Spanish subtitles.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo of True Grit carries a SRP of $29.99 (current price on Amazon.com is $27.99), while the DVD is listed at $19.99 (current price on Amazon.com is $16.99). U.S (DVD)

Rooster Cogburn, an irascible U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl (newcomer Hailee Steinfeld) to bring her father’s killer (Josh Brolin) to justice. Matt Damon is an overzealous Texas Ranger who is also tracking the killer, hoping to capture him and bring him to trial for another murder.

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