[Press Release] Experience the concert of a lifetime when “Western Stars” arrives on Blu-ray and Digital. A cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest globally successful album of the same name, “Western Stars” was directed by Springsteen and his longtime collaborator Thom Zimny, marking Springsteen’s directorial debut.
Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, “Western Stars” marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West—both the mythic and the hardscrabble—weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story.
Western Stars, which is Springsteen’s 19th studio album, has achieved worldwide success and earned rave reviews. It has been #1 on the iTunes charts on every continent, including such countries as the U.S., the UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, India, South Africa, and all of Scandinavia, among other countries.
Springsteen and Zimny have collaborated on several projects over the years, including the documentary “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town,” and the Netflix filmed version of the Tony Award-winning “Springsteen on Broadway,” which Zimny helmed.
“Western Stars” is written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, with special guest Patti Scialfa. Thom Zimny, Jon Landau, Barbara Carr and George Travis produced the film, with Springsteen executive producing. The original score is by Springsteen. Joe DeSalvo served as director of photography, and Zimny was the editor.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents a film by Thom Zimny & Bruce Springsteen, “Western Stars.”
The film will be available on Blu-ray on December 19. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie.
The Blu-disc of “Western Stars” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
Fans can also own “Western Stars” via purchase from digital retailers beginning December 19 .
“Western Stars” will be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
A cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, “Western Stars” weaves archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with songs to evoke a touching narrative of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inescapable passage of time. Set under the cathedral ceiling of his own historic nearly 100-year-old barn, the documentary film gives fans across the world their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra.
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On December 19, “Western Stars” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. “Western Stars” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles the same day.
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Blu-ray Street Date: December 19, 2019
EST Street Date: December 19, 2019
BD Languages: English
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 83 min.
Rating: Rated PG for some thematic elements, alcohol and smoking images, and brief language
Blu-ray: DOLBY ATMOS
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