Just in time for its 25th anniversary, Warren Beatty's political epic "Reds" will debut on DVD on October 17 following a limited theatrical release in New York, Los Angeles and Washington.
The story of a radical American journalist embroiled in the Bolshevik revolution, "Reds" won three Academy Awards, including director for Beatty and supporting actress for Maureen Stapleton.
Paramount Home Entertainment's two-disc package will boast hours of special features, including a making-of documentary, an introduction to the cast, a discussion about the "witness" featured in the film and featurettes on the locations, sets, editing, scoring and audience reaction. The set also includes new interviews with Beatty, co-star Jack Nicholson, composer Stephen Sondheim and others.
A red-carpet event will be held October 4 during the New York Film Festival, followed by a weeklong theatrical run at the ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles, Landmark E Street Theater in Washington and the Village East Theater in New York.
Beatty, who also wrote and produced the film, starred as the lead character, journalist John Reed. The cast also included Edward Herrmann, Gene Hackman and Paul Sorvino and Maureen Stapleton. In all, it was nominated for 12 Academy Awards.