Warner Home Video Releases Oscar-Winning Docu-Feature 'Into the Arms of Strangers' on Aug. 2829 May, 2001 By: Hive News
This year's Academy Award- winning Best Documentary Feature, Into the Arms ofStrangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, will be released on DVD and VHS and DVD on Aug. 28.
Into the Arms of Strangers is priced at $19.98 SRP on VHSand $24.98 SRP on DVD.
Into the Arms of Strangers is a daughter's powerful homage to her mother through a personal journey into the hardships of war. In the months before World War II, an extraordinary rescue operation aided theyoungest victims of Nazi terror. More than 10,000 Jewish and other children weretransported from German-held lands to foster homes and hostels in Great Britain.
Some of the children built new family ties. Some endured the Blitz. Some, amazingly,found ways to liberate their own parents from Hitler's tyranny; most, however, never saw their parents again. And, all have amazing stories to tell. The film is narrated by Shakespeare in Love Oscar winner and Chocolat Oscar nominee Judi Dench.
From Mark Jonathan Harris,writer/director of the AcademyAward-winning The Long Way Home, and producer Deborah Oppenheimer (whose mother was one of the 10,000 children) comes this superb, Academy Award-winningdocumentary feature filled with rare archival footage and featuring grippingremembrances from the child survivors, rescuers and parents of the heroicKindertransport.
A special DVD edition includes the following features: two feature-length audio commentaries by the filmmakers -- with bonus video segments branching from the track; bonus interviews with Lord Richard Attenborough and other Kindertransport participants; coverage of the London and Berlin premieres featuring Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Chancellor Gerhard Schroder respectively; historical artifacts and photo galleries; Kinder, parent and rescuer profiles; Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio; the original theatrical trailer; filmmaker career highlights; scene access; interactive menus; English and French language versions; and subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Korean.
Enhanced features for DVD-ROM PC include: links to original theatrical Website and chat rooms; and all-new downloadable study guide for viewers and educators via the Website.
A free study guide will be available atwww.intothearmsofstrangers.com to be used as an educational tool for furthering studies on the event or as a teaching companion for schools andparents.