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Old 03-18-09, 11:49 PM
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies....-may-5-reuters
i cant wait for this my favorite movie of last year
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

I'm in for the 2-disc DVD.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

In addition to its single-disc packaging, "Button" will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in two-disc Criterion Edition sets featuring more than three hours of special features. A documentary on the second disc follows the creative development of the literary adaptation and its many production challenges, including the elaborate, Oscar-winning visual effects.
Rather unexpected news, assuming it turns out to be true.

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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

WTF? Is Criterion releasing this film? That's news to everyone.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Well, the piece also says The Reader doesn't have a set release date, yet it comes out on April 14.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Looking forward to catching this a second time.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Criterion? Really? It wasn't that special...
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Originally Posted by canaryfarmer View Post
Criterion? Really? It wasn't that special...
Not every film that comes out on the Criterion label is some earth-shattering, life-changing event, you know.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Hmmm .... does Criterion know about about this?
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Originally Posted by kingtopher View Post
Not every film that comes out on the Criterion label is some earth-shattering, life-changing event, you know.
I expect it though.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Paramount better not screw us out of a commentary this time!
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Hey gang, DVDActive has posted the artwork for the Criterion edition. I'd link it, but I don't have enough posts. I don't know, I wasn't a big fan of the flick at all and I definitely don't think it deserves the Criterion treatment, but what the shit do I know.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

OMFG!!!!!!!
Is this really coming to CRITERION 2-disk DVD....
ANd it says Commentary by Fincher!!!!!
FUCK TO THE YES!!!!!
This is the nicest DVD surprise Ive heard in a long time!
I still have trouble believing it though.. How could my favorite movie of last year actually get a good release? Is this bizarro world?
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...in-button.html
cover art is up for the Criterion edition
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

I was wondering why there was a gap between 475 and 477 on the Criterion site
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

good for criterion
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

great news
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

i betcha there will be an extensive making of and it will be phenomenal.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Thread title should be updated. The fact that it's getting a Criterion release is pretty big news, not to mention totally unexpected.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

So will the single disc version be a barebones studio release, and not a Criterion? That's weird.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Fincher's releases are usually pretty loaded. The cover art is a little weak though.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Originally Posted by kingtopher View Post
Not every film that comes out on the Criterion label is some earth-shattering, life-changing event, you know.
They're not trying hard enough then.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

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So will the single disc version be a barebones studio release, and not a Criterion? That's weird.
Is the first time this has happened simultaneously, although there have been other similar cases like Dazed and Confused, Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rock, Armageddon, Young Mr. Lincoln, and the upcoming Zabrieske Point.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

This is awesome.
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Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 5/5/09

Looks like it is legit:
Full Press release:
http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/03/19/...on/#more-22767



"BRAD PITT STARS IN DIRECTOR DAVID FINCHER’S SWEEPING EPIC NAMED BY OVER 150 CRITICS AS ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

One of the Year’s Most Critically-Acclaimed Films Arrives May 5, 2009 On Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Two-Disc Blu-ray Brimming with Over Three Hours of Fascinating Special Features
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – A thrilling adventure and captivating story of one man’s unusual and enchanted life, director David Fincher’s Academy Award®-winning film THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON debuts as a two-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray on May 5, 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Called “a monumental achievement” that “must be experienced” (Rex Reed, New York Observer), the film stars Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt who “does his best work ever” (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett who “is simply dazzling” (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal) in an exhilarating adventure that takes viewers on a breathtaking journey filled with romance and redemption. Nominated for 13 Academy Awards and winner for Best Visual Effects, Art Direction
and Makeup, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON also stars Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow), Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) and Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall)) in a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys and romance of life and what lasts beyond time.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON two-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray boast over three hours of enthralling special features including interviews with stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with behind-the-scenes footage of their astonishing on-screen transformations, an in-depth documentary revealing the unusual journey of the film itself including the secrets of its award-winning visual effects and an exploration of the groundbreaking computer wizardry that brought the magical world of Benjamin Button to life.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON DVD & Blu-ray

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON two-disc and single-disc DVD are presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The two-disc Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The two-disc Criterion Edition DVD and two-disc Criterion Blu-ray include the following special features:

o The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button—four-part documentary:
o Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher introduces the surprising beginnings of what would become an epic masterpiece including the casting of Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, the decision to change the location of the story to New Orleans and more.
o Follow the production from day one including the challenges of aging Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, designing over five thousand costumes and creating the animatronic baby.
o Explore the incredible visual effects techniques created specifically for the film that allowed Brad Pitt to play the title character at virtually every age. Also includes a visit to the scoring stage with composer Alexandre Desplat.
o Walk the red carpet at the film’s premiere in New Orleans, with final thoughts from cast and crew.
o Audio Commentary by director David Fincher

There is also a single-disc DVD presentation that includes the feature film.

About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment."

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