Salvador saw a destructive civil war that saw US imperialist and Soviet expansionism come head to head. Millions were displaced, Thousands were killed, hundreds fled, 85% were murdered by Salvadorian Army death squads. In Oliver Stones film, we record the war from 1981, through the eyes of Richard Boyle (James Woods), a photojournalist without a gig. He goes to El Salvador to capture as the country tips over into revolution. What he faces is the true horror of civil war.
Oliver Stone at this period of his film making life was in the assent. I truthfully am a fan of much of his work, even his later work, but I especially love his films which do not pull punches. He hits hard with the film of SALVADOR. It is based predominately on the truthful translation of events which destroyed a country and its people. It is also more than this. Being a strongly intelligent film about political discourse via media outlets and from a time, like our own, when bigoted anger en mass was seen as rational conversations and thought.
DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES
- 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray (with a progressive encode on the DVD)
- Optional 5.1 or uncompressed LPCM mono soundtracks
- Optional English SDH subtitles
- Feature length audio commentary with director Oliver Stone
- An extensive archival interview with Oliver Stone at the BFI
- A rarely heard, lengthy audio interview with Oliver Stone from 1986
- Into The Valley of Death (62 mins) A documentary on the making of Salvador
- Deleted and Extended scenes
- Original theatrical trailer
- A collector s booklet featuring a new essay by critic and journalist Barry Forshaw; extracts from the film s original press-book; and archival imagery
- Reversible Sleeve