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Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD May 19: American Sniper

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One of the most anticipated home video releases of the year arrives on May 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Director Clint Eastwood’s acclaimed American Sniper will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD. This is the true story of the heroic military sniper Chris Kyle, portrayed by Bradley Cooper. American Sniper grossed over $540 million worldwide and was honored with six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Cooper (it won Best Sound Editing).

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be donating part of the proceeds of American Sniper physical and digital home video sales to Wounded Warrior Project. The charity organization’s “purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.” Visit the Wounded Warrior Project website for more information.

Warner Bros.’ American Sniper Synopsis: “Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname ‘Legend.’ However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to ‘leave no one behind.’ But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.”

American Sniper 3D Box Art (283x380).jpgSpecial features on the American Sniper Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD:

“One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper” - Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's story to the screen.

“Making of American Sniper”

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