Sony has announced Angelina Jolie‘s directorial debut film, In the Land of Blood and Honey, for Blu-Ray in April. The Bosnian film stars Goran Kostić and Zana Marjanović. Despite its foreign Golden Globe nomination and Sarajevo Film Festival award, Blood and Honey never actually caught on in America.
The film has only managed to get released on 18 screens and it’s still in release at this time. It has been getting moderately high reviews, with its authentic atmosphere getting praised and Jolie’s attention-for-detail directing duties getting honored. I have yet to see the film, but I do want to if it makes it to my area. Our very own Kristal Cooper had this to say about the film in her review.
It’s a compelling story that is enhanced by the well-researched portrayal of the politics behind the conflict and the ways that people were made to cope. It’s enough to completely overcome the film’s main problems – a handful of overly contrived plot points and the moustache-twirling bad guy depiction of the Bosnian Serb soldiers (Danijel’s Father in particular is straight out of a cartoon) – and signal that Jolie is certainly a Director to keep on your radar.
No technical or supplementary features have been mentioned yet, but we can assume a 1080p video transfer with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track.
In the Land of Blood and Honey will be released on April 3rd, 2012.