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Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in True Grit on Blu-ray in June

Paramount Home Entertainment today has announced the release date and details for the home video release of the Coen Brothers’ acclaimed remake of the western True Grit starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. No cover art is available yet, but we do know that the film will be released on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy (SRP $29.99) and standard DVD ($19.99) on June 7, 2011. The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p widescreen encodement 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. See the press release below for further details.

Press Release:

“A triumph.” –USA Today

“Great filmmaking.  Great acting.  Great movie.” –Rolling Stone

ACADEMY AWARD® WINNERS* JEFF BRIDGES AND MATT DAMON STAR WITH ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES** HAILEE STEINFELD AND JOSH BROLIN IN THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED BOX OFFICE HIT

TRUE GRIT

The Coen Brothers’ Sensational Story of Vengeance and Retribution Saddles Up in a Blu-ray™/DVD Combo with Digital Copy June 7, 2011, Packing Over an Hour of Special Features

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – “A great film that will stand the test of time” (Film.com), Academy Award®-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen’s (No Country For Old Men) “vastly entertaining” (Rolling Stone) and epic tale of frontier justice TRUE GRIT debuts in a Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy and on standard DVD June 7, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The gritty and memorable film has been embraced by audiences and critics alike, earning over $165 million at the U.S. box office, nominated for 10 Academy Awards and named by more than 75 reviewers as one of the top 10 films of the year.  Jeff Bridges stars as 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.

The TRUE GRIT Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy includes over an hour of extensive 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.

TRUE GRIT Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack & Standard DVD

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.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contents are as follows:
Blu-ray:

  • Mattie’s True Grit
  • From Bustles to Buckskin—Dressing for the 1880s
  • Colts, Winchesters & Remingtons: The Guns of a Post-Civil War Western
  • Re-Creating Fort Smith
  • The Cast
  • Charles Portis—The Greatest Writer You’ve Never Heard Of…
  • The Cinematography of True Grit
  • Theatrical Trailer

DVD:

  • Feature Film
  • Digital Copy

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 single disc DVD includes the following:

  • Hailee’s True Grit
  • From Bustles to Buckskin—Dressing for the 1880s
  • Re-Creating Fort Smith
  • The Cast

About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

TRUE GRIT
Street Date:              June 7, 2011
Pricing:                       $19.99 U.S (DVD)
$29.99 U.S. (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Runtime:        110 minutes
U.S. Rating:                PG-13 for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images
Canadian Rating:       14A for violence

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