Bridge Of Spies on Blu-ray and Digital HD 02/2/2016 #BridgeOfSpies

by Heather


On a cold winter night, one of my favorite things to do is curl up on the sofa with my love and a good flick. When someone mentions Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg in the same sentence only amazing could be the result. Did you get the chance to catch Bridge of Spies when it hit theaters in October? Regardless of your response, now is your chance for a great evening of film when Bridge of Spies hits stores in February.

Disney and Dreamworks invite you to take a step back into an era of espionage and Cold War. Steven Spielberg directs a dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on a near impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Bring home this high stakes suspense story on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital HD February 2, 2016.


Steven Spielberg’s Critically Acclaimed Spy Thriller Starring Tom Hanks

Arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital HD February 2, 2016

SYNOPSIS: A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on a near impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. High stakes and suspense power a story inspired by true events that capture the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

CAST: Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks, Philadelphia and Forrest Gump) as James Donovan, Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, The Other Boleyn Girl) as Rudolf Abel, Amy Ryan (Birdman, Goosebumps) as Mary Donovan, Sebastian Koch (TV’s “Homeland,” The Danish Girl) as Wolfgang Vogel, Alan Alda as Thomas Watters (The Aviator, Crimes and Misdemeanors), Austin Stowell (Whiplash, TNT’s “Public Morals”), Mikhail Gorevoy (Die Another Day, BBC’s “Space Race”) as Ivan Schischkin and Will Rogers (A Good Marriage, The Bay) as Frederic Pryor.

DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg (Academy Award© winner for Best Director on Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List)

PRODUCERS: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt (Into The Woods) & Kristie Macosko Krieger (Lincoln)

WRITERS: Matt Charman (Suite Francaise), Ethan Coen & Joel Coen (Academy Award© winners for No Country for Old Men and Fargo)

RELEASE DATE: February 2, 2016

PRODUCTS: Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand



A CASE OF THE COLD WAR: BRIDGE OF SPIES  – The story of James Donovan, Francis Gary Powers and Rudolf Abel encapsulates the Cold War era—a tense political climate shrouded in propaganda, espionage and the threat of nuclear war.  This piece explores the characters and the real-life people they’re based on, ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks share personal stories of the Cold War, describing how experiences from their youth were part of the attraction to the script, how this influenced the way they approached the film and why the history behind Bride Of Spies resonates across generations and is relevant in today’s political climate.

U-2 SPY PLANE: BEALE AIR FORCE BASE – Showcases spectacular footage shot at the Beale Air Force Base of the U-2 plane and the scene where Powers and other pilots are instructed about their spying mission, including a cameo appearance in the film by Francis Gary Powers son, Gary Powers Jr. and discussion with the Air Force liaison about the significance of the scene and why they got behind the film

SPY SWAP: LOOKING BACK ON THE FINAL ACT – Steven Spielberg and his team stage the pivotal scene of the film at Glienicke Bridge, the very same location where the historic exchange of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel and U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers took place. Gary Powers Jr. shares his memories of his father’s experience with voiceover recordings from Francis Gary Powers, as filmmakers and the cast recreate a page of Cold War history while filming in the presence of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.

BERLIN 1961: RECREATING THE DIVIDE – A mix of behind-the-scenes footage with iconic archival imagery transports viewers to another place and time as the filmmakers construct the Berlin Wall, envision what it was like to cross through Checkpoint Charlie, and recreate the divide. On set in Berlin just days after the 25th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a historian who lived through the experience describes what being there means to her. In Poland, where the Wall was recreated for the film, tanks, hundreds of extras and powerful sequences make the setting feel epic and surreal.

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer


FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 141 min.

RATING: PG-13 in U.S.

ASPECT RATIO: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.40:1

DVD Feature Film = 2.40:1

AUDIO: Blu-ray = 7.1 DTS

DVD = 5.1 Dolby

LANGUAGES: English, French & Spanish

SUBTITLES: English SDH, French & Spanish

SOCIAL MEDIA:                                 


Twitter: @BridgeOfSpies


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melody hodge January 8, 2016 - 10:56 pm
Im like you, I love to curl up on the couch with my hubby and watch a good movie. We have been waiting for this to come out in feb. Tom hanks is my husbands favorite actor so we always keep and eye out for anything with him in it. We cant wait!
Linda Manns Linneman January 9, 2016 - 12:22 pm
I have not heard of this one. I like Steven Spielburgs movies and Tom Hanks is great. I will have to make sure we see this. Thank you for sharing
melody hodge January 9, 2016 - 1:12 pm
Thanks for the review and we really enjoyed the bonus trailors you included.
lisa January 10, 2016 - 6:55 pm
It's nice to snuggle up and watch a movie when it's cold outside. Especially if it's family friendly. A good time to unwind and spend quality time.
David Fultner January 11, 2016 - 12:05 am
This sounds like something I will really enjoy.Tom Hanks is always great.
Karin Hoffman January 12, 2016 - 10:29 am
Omg. I never saw the previews for this movie. It sounds like the perfect mix for me and hubby. It has history for him and Tom Hank's for me lol. We will definitely be watching this. Thanks!
Michelle Elizondo January 14, 2016 - 7:26 am
I love a good story with an unnerving plot!!
Edna Williams January 15, 2016 - 2:25 am
I really like the story! Thanks for the review!
lisa January 22, 2016 - 10:43 am
I haven't seen a good movie in a long time. One that's so good, you don't want to get up and go to the bathroom because you might miss something. I know you can pause a movie, but, you get what I mean.

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