Cine Outsider header
Left bar Home button Disc reviews button Film review button Articles button Blogs button Interviews button Right bar
news archive
Older news stories have been archived by year and month, most recent first. They can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
  2023 2022
2021 2020 2019
2018 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004
A Midnight Clear on DVD and Blu-ray in April

9 March 2012

As the end of World War II approaches, a group of American soldiers are assigned a special intelligence mission to watch activity amid the stark snow covered landscape of the French-German border and soon discover a battle weary enemy reluctant to fight. When Christmas comes the two sides begin to communicate and establish some common ground. They agree to fake a battle so the Germans can be ‘captured' without any bloodshed and loss of honour, However a tragic misunderstanding has devastating consequences in this powerful depiction of war's insanity.

With an all-star cast led by Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Kevin Dillon and Peter Berg, A Midnight Clear is based on a novel by William Wharton and directed by actor turned director Keith Gordon, who after memorable turns as Peter Miller in Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill and Arnie Cunningham in John Carpenter's Christine, made an auspicious directorial debut with the 1988 The Chocolate War.

20 years after its release, A Midnight Clear comes to UK DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray as a 20th Anniversary Edition on 16th April 2012 from Second Sight at the RRP of £15.99 for the DVD and £17.99 for the Blu-ray.

Extra features will include:

  • A Winter's War – Director Keith Gordon on ‘A Midnight Clear' (50 minute exclusive new documentary);
  • Commentary by Keith Gordon and Ethan Hawke;
  • Deleted scenes with commentary.

Here's a trailer, albeit one probably grabbed from tape...