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"Gran Torino" to DVD on June 9

By admin Published: April 3, 2009

Complete announcement after the jump.

Experience a tour de force this June 9 when Gran Torino arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Home Video. Directed by four-time Academy Award® winner Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), Gran Torino follows Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) as he comes to understand certain truths about his soul that have been walled off since the war.

Multiple Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood stars in the drama Gran Torino, marking his first film role since the Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby. Eastwood stars as an iron-willed and inflexible Korean War veteran, living in a changing world, who is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his own long-held prejudices.

Gran Torino is the proud recipient of a Golden Globe™ nomination this year for Best Original Song. Gran Torino also won Best Actor (Clint Eastwood) and Best Original Screenplay (Nick Schenk) honors from the National Board of Review. Clint Eastwood was also honored with a Best Actor nomination from Chicago Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Gran Torino will be available on Single Disc for $27.95 SRP in widescreen format. The Blu-ray Disc will be available for $34.99 SRP

On June 9th Gran Torino will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles and it can be downloaded for rental or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand.

DVD ELEMENTS

The Gran Torino DVD contains the following special features:
“Manning the Wheel” (RT 9:21) – a look at the American car culture and what it represents to the character Walt and to generations of men.
“Gran Torino: More Than a Car” (RT 3:55) - Visit Detroit and the Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual parade of vintage cars held at the major cruise center in Detroit during the 50's and 60's.

The Gran Torino Blu-ray Disc contains the following special features:
“The Eastwood Way” (RT 19:14) – explore the entirety of the film from the dual perspective of the actor and the director.
“Manning the Wheel” (RT 9:21) – a look at the American car culture and what it represents to the character Walt and to generations of men.
“Gran Torino: More Than a Car” (RT 3:55) - Visit Detroit and the Woodward Dream Cruise, an annual parade of vintage cars held at the major cruise center in Detroit during the 50's and 60's.
BD Live: Jamie Cullum music video performance of original song “Gran Torino” written by Clint Eastwood.

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