Sideways on Blu-Ray in Feb

Pinot Noir or Cabernet? Well actually, I prefer a well bodied Shiraz, but it’s got to be anything but Merlot. Finally getting some Hi Def love, the wine lover movie Sideways will hit Blu-Ray on Feb 3rd with an SRP of $29.99 and for the first time I can recall, a reasonable Canadian MSRP of $32.99



Academy Award And Golden Globe Winner Pours Onto Visually Stunning
Blu-ray Disc February 3rd From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

 “It’s an intoxicating feeling when a movie excites and enlivens us like this – and there’s a particular giddiness to be had in thinking about what movies can (but don’t often) do for one’s soul after imbibing such a fine vintage.”
– Entertainment Weekly
CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Embark on a bittersweet journey of midlife self-discovery through California’s famed wine country in crystal-clear high definition as Sideways is uncorked on February 3rd for the first time on Blu-ray Disc (BD) from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Hailed by critics and audiences alike as an intoxicating, intelligent comedy, Sideways garnered five Academy Award® nominations, taking home the Oscar® for Best Screenplay and also received seven Golden Globe® nominations, earning the award for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) and Best Screenplay.  
Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Alexander Payne (Election, About Schmidt), Sideways centers around the acidic lives of Paul Giamatti (John Adams, The Illusionist) and Thomas Haden Church (Smart People, Spider-Man 3) as they set off on a wine-tasting road trip… only to veer dizzily sideways into a wry, comedic exploration of the crazy vicissitudes of love and friendship, the damnable persistence of loneliness and the enduring war between Pinot and Cabernet.  Adding notes of flavor along the way are love interests Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy,” Under The Tuscan Sun) and Virginia Madsen (Firewall, The Number 23).  Filled to the rim with bonus features, including commentary by Giamatti and Church, deleted scenes, gag reel and more, the Sideways Blu-ray Disc will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.98 Canada.
*2005: Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
A wine tasting road trip to salute Jack’s (Church) final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and his friend Miles (Giamatti) hit the gas en route to mid-life crises.  The comically mismatched pair, who share little more than their history and a heady blend of failed potential and fading youth, soon find themselves drowning in wine, women and laughter!
Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The Sideways Blu-ray Disc is presented in widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) on a 50GB dual-layer disc authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, Spanish/Portuguese/French 5.1 DTS plus English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Korean subtitles.  Bonus features include:

  • Commentary by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Easter Eggs
    • Project Searchlight
    • Gag Reel
    • Wrap Party Slide Show Reel

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