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DVD/Blu-ray Release: Wings

January 24, 2012

The first Academy Award winner for Best Picture in 1927, Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing Wings for the first time on Blu-ray & DVD today, to coincide with the studio’s 100th anniversary.  Taking place in the heart of World War I and beautifully dealing with issues of love and loss, Clara Bow stars as a young woman who is left behind by two men (Charles Rogers and Richard Arlen) when they go to war.

Nominated for two Oscars and currently the only silent film to win the top prize at the Academy Awards, Wings has been beautifully restored to its original glory and features a recently recorded soundtrack that was based on the original score.  Featuring excellent performances and breathtaking sequences of aerial battle that still rank among the best, this is an exciting and entertaining piece of motion picture history that every movie lover should have in their collection.

The Blu-ray includes three excellent featurettes, including one on the meticulous restoration process.

Wings is 144 minutes and rated PG.

-John C.

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