Film is available on Dec 19th
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that it will release Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars on Blu-ray and Digital HD on December 19th. A cinematic film version of 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.
Western Stars is Springsteen’s first studio album in five years and his 19th overall, and 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 has achieved global success. It has been No. 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 Scandina, among other countries. It has also received rave reviews, with critics using words like “hauntingly brilliant,” “beguiling,” “gorgeous” and a “masterpiece.”
Springsteen and Zimny, who together helmed Western Stars, 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 directed.
The Western Stars Blu-ray Disc will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Optional English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles are included.