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The Killing Fields 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray

By DAVID WEINER

January 07, 2014

The haunting war story that won three Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Haing S. Ngor), Best Cinematography (Chris Menges) and Best Editing (Jim Clark) returns on Blu-ray with a premium 36-page Blu-ray book containing rare photos, production notes and other material. Based on true events from the 1975 Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, the story follows Sam Waterston as Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg, who remains in Cambodia after the government falls to report on the bloodbath perpetrated by one of the most brutal regimes of the 20th century and on the United States' role in precipitating the horror. Also starring John Malkovich, the film was produced by David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire) and directed by Roland Joffé (The Mission), who provides audio commentary.

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