One of the top movies of 2008 and based on Richard Yates’ highly celebrated novel is Revolutionary Road starring Leonard DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Rev. Road is paving its way to DVD and Blu-ray on June 2, 2009.
Here’s scoop from the official press release:
“One of the best films of the year” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
LEONARDO DICAPRIO & ACADEMY AWARD ® WINNER* KATE WINSLET REUNITE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SCREEN IN ONE OF THE YEAR’S MOST CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED FILMS
Cited As One of the Top Ten Movies of the Year By Dozens of Critics, Captivating Drama Debuts on DVD and Blu-ray June 2, 2009
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – “Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are brilliant” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the mesmerizing epic REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, arriving on DVD and Blu-ray June 2, 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Nominated for three Academy Awards® and four Golden Globes®, the emotionally gripping film has been called “amazing” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), “flawless” (Rex Reed, New York Observer) and a “masterpiece” (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle). Directed by Oscar® winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and adapted from the groundbreaking novel by Richard Yates, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD won Kate Winslet her first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Reuniting DiCaprio and Winslet for the first time on screen since Titanic, the incisive portrait of a 1950s American marriage unfolds as an enthralling drama that is moving, thought-provoking and “a revelation” (Clay Smith, “The Insider”).
The REVOLUTIONARY ROAD DVD and Blu-ray presentations include commentary by director Sam Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe, Lives of Quiet Desperation: The Making of REVOLUTIONARY ROAD and deleted scenes. The Blu-ray also includes Richard Yates: The Wages of Truth.
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD DVD & Blu-ray
The REVOLUTIONARY ROAD DVD is 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 Blu-ray disc is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The discs include the following special features in high definition as noted:
- Commentary by director Sam Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe
- Lives of Quite Desperation: The Making of Revolutionary Road (HD)
- Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Sam Mendes and screenwriter Justin Haythe (HD)
- Richard Yates: The Wages of Truth (HD)—Blu-ray only
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.###
Street Date: June 2, 2009
Pricing: $19.99 U.S./$21.99 Canada (DVD)
$29.99 U.S./$39.99 Canada (Blu-ray)
Runtime: 118 minutes
U.S. Rating: R for language and some sexual content/nudity
Canadian Rating: 14A for coarse language, mature theme and sexual content
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