The hits don't stop coming if one goes all-in and gets the four-disc Blu-ray set. The package comes with a DVD and digital copy (thereby eliminating two discs), the feature film on Blu-ray as well as a Blu-ray disc with more extras. Just like the film itself, it is bloated nearly to the point of laughability. The full-length (longer than an hour) behind-the-scenes piece on the second disc is entitled "A Filmmaking Journey" and, like the main feature is incredibly highly produced. Outside of its sweeping score and dramatic, Hollywood feature-esque openings and closings to scenes, it really is little more than a typical piece that one finds on DVD, it's just been overly-extended. Shorter featurettes like ones on editing and scoring, sound design, the work of an extra, a couple of round tables with cast and crew, and Kathleen Kennedy going through photos she took while on set (and other producer-y things) work far better for their leanness.
War Horse has an incredible team behind it, one which has one numerous Academy Awards and while it succeeds on many levels, it fails on the most important one – telling its tale in an interesting fashion. The film is hugely interested in showing that the people behind it know all the tricks of the trade, all the things little and big which go into filmmaking, save for how to tell a story. Perhaps with a drastically reduced runtime, perhaps if it chose to focus itself a little more, perhaps were it reined in somewhat, it could have reached far greater heights. More is not necessarily always better and War Horse is the perfect example of that.