War Horse

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on 6/25/2012

I wasn't sure if I would like a video about a horse but I loved it . My daughter and I were mezmerized. Great work Spielberg.

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Young albert enlists to service in WWI after his beloved horse, joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of england and across europe as the war rages on.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 228931023
UPC 786936812817
UPC 14 00786936812817
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2013
Rating Rating
Coming Of Age
Editors Note
Note Director Steven Spielberg's epic World War I drama details the remarkable bond between a man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his loyal horse, Joey. Adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, WAR HORSE follows the growing friendship between man and beast as Albert trains Joey, and then follows Joey on an incredible journey across the English countryside after the pair are forcibly separated. Along the way, Joey touches the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, including British and German soldiers, as well as a kindly French farmer and his impressionable granddaughter. Later, in no man's land, Joey's extraordinary saga winds to a poignant and deeply affecting climax.
Hollywood Reporter "[A]n atmospheric, tear-jerking, highly cinematic melodrama....This is a film that kids, middle-aged adults and grandparents can all see -- together or separately -- and get something out of in their own ways." 12/15/2011
Los Angeles Times "WAR HORSE has the sweep of a classic John Ford movie, the sentiment of Frank Capra and a spirited steed named Joey who will steal your heart." 12/23/2011
Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "WAR HORSE is bold, not afraid of sentiment and lets out all the stops in magnificently staged action sequences." 12/21/2011
USA Today "WAR HORSE has an exhilarating, impressionistic beauty....In the hands of a master director like Steven Spielberg, the story is impeccably crafted and heartfelt..." 12/23/2011
Movieline "Steven Spielberg's WAR HORSE is masterly, accomplished, stirring....Engaging..." 12/23/2011
Washington Post 3 stars out of 4 -- "Spielberg has created an appropriate showcase for the magnificent creature that emerges, one that recalls the great movie horses of yore in a story guaranteed to pluck, grab and wring viewers' hearts..." 12/23/2011
Wall Street Journal "Steven Spielberg has fashioned an impressive entertainment, and an occasionally stirring one, from source material with a singular pedigree?Michael Morpurgo's short novel..." 12/30/2011
A.V. Club "To create his disarmingly earnest film, Spielberg draws from the past. Its tone is humanistic and its technique classic." -- Grade: A 12/22/2011
New York Times "With widescreen, pastoral vistas dappled in golden sunlight and washed in music that is somehow both grand and folksy, Mr. Spielberg lays siege to your cynicism, bombarding you with strong and simple appeals to feeling." 12/25/2011
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] film of 1,000 spectacular magic-hour shots....Whether showing the horrors of war or the humanity of those caught up in the conflict, it hits home." 02/01/2012
Entertainment Weekly "This is a beautifully built, classically framed movie, shot with the unshowy natural expressiveness of a John Ford Western by Spielberg's great cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski." -- Grade: A- 01/06/2012
Sight and Sound "[We're] aware of being the presence of one of cinema's great shot-makers. Spielberg covers an ill-fated massed British cavalry charge with a sidelong tracking shot straight out of Olivier's HENRY V..." 02/01/2012
Peter Mullan
David Thewlis
Emily Watson
Jeremy Irvine
Cast & Crew
Peter Mullan - Star
David Thewlis - Star
Emily Watson - Star
Jeremy Irvine - Star
Niels Arestrup - Star
Roy Holder - Co-Star
Pat Laffan - Co-Star
Jean-Claude Lecas - Co-Star
Celine Buckens - Co-Star
Robert Emms - Co-Star
Philip Hill-Pearson - Co-Star
Matt Milne - Co-Star
Ifran Hussain - Co-Star
Maximiilian Brueckner - Co-Star
Markus Tomczyk - Co-Star
Callum Armstrong - Co-Star
Beth Ogden - Co-Star
Martin D. Dew - Co-Star
Tam Dean Burn - Co-Star
Anian Zollner - Co-Star
Eddie Marsan - Co-Star
Geoff Bell - Co-Star
Hinnerk Schonemann - Co-Star
Benedict Cumberbatch - Co-Star
Nicolas Bro - Co-Star
Alan Williams - Co-Star
Toby Kebbell - Co-Star
Seamus O'Neill - Co-Star
David Dencik - Co-Star
Peter O'Connor - Co-Star
Patrick Kennedy - Co-Star
David Kross - Co-Star
Johnny Harris - Co-Star
Justin Brett - Co-Star
Michael Ryan - Co-Star
Tony Pitts - Co-Star
Tom Hiddleston - Co-Star
Peter Benedict - Co-Star
Thomas Arnold - Co-Star
Hannes Wegener - Co-Star
Michael Kranz - Co-Star
Sebastian Hulk - Co-Star
Rainer Bock - Co-Star
Edward Bennett - Co-Star
Gerard McSorley - Co-Star
Maggie Ollerenshaw - Co-Star
Julian Wadham - Co-Star
Paul Alexander - Co-Star
Liam Cunningham - Co-Star
Gary Lydon - Co-Star
Philippe Nahon - Co-Star
Gunnar Atli Cauthery - Co-Star
Andrew "Buzz" Cooper - Photography
Gary Rydstrom - Sound
Gary Rydstrom - Sound Re-Recording
Richard Curtis - Screenwriter
Tom Johnson - Sound Re-Recording
Janusz Kaminski - Director of Photography
Neil Lamont - Supervising Art Director
Michael Morpurgo - Source Writer
John Williams - Composer
Andy Nelson - Sound Re-Recording
Adam Somner - Assistant Director
Neil Corbould - Special Effects Supervisor
FrameStore - Visual Effects Designer
Rob Inch - Stunt Coordinator
Lee Hall - Screenwriter
Polly Earnshaw - Makeup Designer
Ramiro Belgardt - Music Editor
John Marzano - Camera Operator
Carla Vicenzino - Hairstylist
Lee Sandales - Set Decorator
David Appleby - Photography
Audrey Doyle - Makeup
Nick Stafford - Source Writer
Nicholas Laws - Production Manager/UPM
Jennifer Hegarty - Makeup
Rupert Simon - Hairstylist
Josy Howard - Hairstylist
Christopher Lunney - Computer Graphics
Steven Spielberg - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00786936812817
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 146 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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