The Zookeeper’s Wife, Blu-ray (2017)

A fine recreation of a time under the Nazi boot in Warsaw, from the point of view of The Zookeeper’s Wife.

The Zookeeper’s Wife, Blu-ray (2017)
Studio: Focus/Universal 2072395, Blu-ray
Cast: Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Bruhl
Director: Niki Caro
Writer: Angela Workman
Studio: Focus/Universal Studios Home Ent., 2 discs [7/4/17]
Video: 2.40:1 for 16:9 screens
Audio: English DD 5.l, English DTS-HD MA 51, Spanish DD 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English SHI, French, Spanish
Extras: Digital copy; Deleted Scenes; The Making of The Zookee-per’s Wife; The Zabinski family
Length: 127 min.
Rating: ****

In 1939 Warsaw, Antonina and her husband sucessfully run the Warsaw zoo and have an idyllic existence, before the city is invaded by Nazis, where many of the animals are casualties in an air raid. The couple is forced to report to the Reich’s zoologist, where they take great risks in harboring families in the zoo’s hidden tunnels escaping from the Nazi brutality.

—John Sunier

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