Sunday, April 5, 2009

(News) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Criterion.

Ever so enthusiastically, I wrote last month about how The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is being released by Criterion. I promised to post the artwork once I had it available, and here it is! I can't tell you how excited I am for Criterion to handle the pressing of this film. For those of you not familiar with this company, do yourself a favor and visit . Learn about this fantastic company, for which I have the utmost respect for. This film is honestly the most breath-taking representation of classic cinema. It captures the true spirit of a slew of wonderful characters, elaborate historical settings, a story full of emotion, and the spirit of an epic film of past generations like Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, etc.

The DVD's special features are as follows:

Interviews with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett
- Audio commentary featuring Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher
- Never-before-seen footage revealing the innovative techniques behind the Academy Award–winning visual effects and makeup
- Step-by-step examination of the motion-capture process aging Brad Pitt
- In-depth exploration of David Fincher’s creative process on the set
- Interview with acclaimed composer Alexandre Desplat about the score
- Featurettes on the film’s storyboards, costumes, and Academy Award–winning art direction
- Stills galleries, including costume design and candid behind-the-scenes production photos
- Optional French- and Spanish-dubbed soundtracks
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, and optional French and Spanish subtitles
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Kent Jones

Release date is slated for May 5th 2009.

Don't believe the Slumdog Millionaire hype, this IS the best film of 2008. Slumdog was a good film, but this film captured the true art of movie magic in a sense that has been lost for years in the hollywood film scene.

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