Today's release : Extremely Loud... on DVD & Blu-Ray
March 27, 2012 - 1 comment
Best Picture Academy Award Nominee Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in the United States and in Canada. Special features on the Blu-Ray include a making-of and three featurettes (details available below), while the DVD only comes with the making-of. Three editions are available on Amazon US :
- DVD + Ultraviolet Digital Copy
- Movie Only Edition Blu-ray + Ultraviolet Digital Copy
Blu-ray / DVD +UltraViolet Digital Copy Combo Pack
Making Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, director Stephen Daldry and others discuss the artistic challenges of translating the bestselling novel into the acclaimed film.
Young newcomer and leading man Thomas Horn makes an incredibly impression on his award-winning costars and director.
Ten Years Later
The extraordinary circumstances surrounding a 9/11 victim's photo on the memorial wall are shared by filmmakers, family members and Tuesday's Children volunteers.
Max Von Sydow : Dialogues with the Renter
An insightful documentary by the son of Oscar nominee Max Von Sydow highlights his father's compelling performance, the collaboration with director Stephen Daldry and the actor's friendship with his young costar.
Extremely Loud... : DVD & Blu-Ray on March 27th
February 23, 2012 - 0 comment
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close just opened in Australia, Argentina, Chile, Greece, New Zealand and Singapore today and has yet to be released in many other countries… but we already know the US release date for the Blu-Ray and DVD of the movie !
Indeed, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, which is nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Picture, will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on March 27th and it's already available for pre-order on Amazon US for $24.99 (Blu-Ray) and $14.99 (DVD).
Special features on the Blu-Ray include a making-of and three featurettes : Finding Oskar, Ten Years Later, and Max von Sydow: Dialogues with The Renter. But it seems that the DVD only comes with the featurette Finding Oskar.
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, the movie tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragic events of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey—an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.
Today's release : Nothing in Common on Blu-Ray
January 31, 2012 - 0 comment
Have you seen Tom Hanks's movie Nothing in Common ? The movie was released in 1986 and if you haven't seen it by now, you definitely should give it a try. Good news, the movie is now available on Blu-Ray !
Nothing in Common was directed by Gary Marshall and starred Jackie Gleason (his last movie), Tom Hanks, Eva Marie Saint and Sela Ward (House MD, CSI : NY). You can now order the Blu-Ray on Amazon US for $14.99. The DVD got a second release in 2010 and is still available for $7.49. Here are a few technical information for the Blu-Ray :
- Release Date : January 31, 2012
- Running time : 1h58
- Number of discs : 1
- Region : 1 (US and Canada only)
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Format : Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
- Rating : PG
- Studio : Imagine Entertainment
ASIN : B005KKVAJA
Even though the movie was not a tremendous hit when it came out, it became more popular as Tom Hanks's fame grew. The film is considered by some to be the pivotal role in Tom Hanks's career because it marked his transition from less developed comedic roles to becoming a leading actor in more serious films. The movie also has a lot in common with Tom Hanks’s real experience.
“When the time came to show the movie to my dad I said 'Listen p'pa, you're all over this thing so just bear that in mind in the scenes where I might be talking to Jacky Gleason but there's a number of lines that I'm actually saying straight at you'.” (Tom Hanks, Inside the Actors Studio, September 1999)
The story is movie deals with David Basner, a successful but rather immature advertising executive who is suddenly confronted to his parents’ divorce after 35 years of marriage. He must then cope with the downfall of his family and his life and his father's illness.
Because of his talent, charm and wisecracking sense of humor, David Basner (Tom Hanks) is a self-made man on the fast track. He loves his job, his bank account is healthy, and women find him irresistible. Then his father Max (Jackie Gleason, in his final film performance) calls to give David the news that he and David's mother Lorraine (Eva Marie Saint) are calling it quits after 35 years. Now, besides the pressures of his own busy life, David has the new responsibilities of taking care of his crotchety dad and emotionally supporting his mother. Through these experiences, David gains a new understanding and appreciation of his parents, with whom he thought he had nothing in common.
As far as I'm concerned, this is one of my favorite Tom Hanks's movies. It deals with the father-and-son relationship in a very realistic and genuine way and succeeds in mixing comedy and drama... and we all know how much Tom Hanks is good at both !