Blu-ray Release: Bridge of Spies
By John Corrado
DreamWorks is releasing the excellent historical drama Bridge of Spies on Blu-ray today, the latest from director Steven Spielberg. James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is a defence lawyer in Brooklyn who is hired to represent Rudolph Abel (Mark Rylance), a Russian agent arrested for espionage on home soil at the height of the Cold War, and negotiate his release in exchange for the freedom of two Americans.
Nominated for a total of six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Mark Rylance’s nuanced and genuinely sympathetic performance, Bridge of Spies is an outstanding piece of classic moviemaking, with compelling characters and surprising emotional impact. This was one of the finest prestige pictures of last year, and you can read our three views of the film right here.
The Blu-ray also includes four featurettes on the history behind the film.
Bridge of Spies is 141 minutes and rated PG.