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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced the Blu-ray release of director Jon Amiel‘s Sommersby, starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, R. Lee Ermey, and James Earl Jones. The Blu-ray edition of the post-Civil War romantic drama streets on May 21, 2013.
Set after the civil war, a man by the name of Jack Sommersby (Gere) returns home several years after he was presumed dead. He arrives armed with ideas and vigor, and soon brings his town back to prosperity, turning his once bitter marriage to his wife Laurel (Foster) into a passionate romance. Despite his many accomplishments, though, whispers spread and suspicions arise that Jack might not be the man he says he is. The film is a remake of the 1982 French film The Return of Martin Guerre (Le retour de Martin Guerre) which starred Gérard Depardieu.
Sommersby was released in February of 1983 and grossed over $50 million at the box office. Exact technical specifications and special features for the Blu-ray have yet to be detailed.