WINNER 3 ACADEMY AWARDS
WIDESCREEN. ASPECT RATIO 16:9 (1.85:1). DUAL LAYER.
FORMAT: PAL REGION: 4.
COLOUR RUNNING TIME: 136 MINS.
REVIEW: The Killing Fields is the true story of one man’s heroism and the struggle for two men to reunite. New York Times correspondent Sydney Schanberg (Waterson) is sent to Cambodia in 1972 to cover the war between the revolutionary Khmer Rouge and the government. He meets Dith Pran (Ngor), a local journalist who becomes his trusted assistant, interpreter and friend. When the Khmer Rouge troops enter Phnom Penh in April 1975 and seize control of the country, Pran throws himself at their mercy to save the lives of schanberg and several other foreign correspondents. What follows for Pran and for all Cambodians is unspeakable horror. Whilst Schanberg spends four and a half years seeking news of his friend, nearly half the population of seven million are massacred by the Khmer rouge or die of starvation and disease. The once rich Cambodian countryside now bears a new name: The Killing Fields. SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio commentary with director Roland Joffe. Theatrical Trailer