“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Gets a Blu Ray Release Date

The details for the Blu Ray release of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close were announced today, this Oscar Nominee for Best Picture has come under a little scrutiny, so I’ll be excited to bring it home and decide for myself. The Blu Ray seems to be packed with special features and this time around all formats of the film will include the UV digital copy. Check out the press release below and let us know what you thought of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

“Extraordinary”

-Alynda Wheat, People Magazine 

“Exquisite. One of the best films of the year”

-Betsey Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED

EXTREMELY LOUD &

INCREDIBLY CLOSE

ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

ON MARCH 27 FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

All disc versions feature UltraVioletÔ Digital Copy

Burbank, CA, February 22, 2012 – Join precocious nine-year-old Oskar Shell on a powerful emotional journey of discovery and grief when “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on March 27 from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Nominated for an Academy Award®for Best Picture, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is not a story about September 11, 2001, but about every day after.

Three-time Academy Award® nominee Stephen Daldry (“Billy Elliot,” “The Reader,” “The Hours”) directed “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” from a screenplay written by Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “The Insider”), and based on acclaimed best-selling novel from author Jonathan Safran Foer.

The film stars Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”) and Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) along with newcomer Thomas Horn in the role of Oskar, and was produced by Scott Rudin (“No Country for Old Men,” “The Social Network,” “True Grit”).

Academy Award® nominee Max von Sydow(“Shutter Island,” “Pelle the Conqueror”) was nominated for his second Academy Award® for his movingsilent performance as The Renter. The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis (“Doubt,” “The Help”), John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright and Zoe Caldwell.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD include an UltraViolet Digital Copy of the standard definition theatrical version of the film, which allows consumers to download the film to a PC or Mac plus instantly stream it from a digital cloud to many computers, tablets or smartphones.

“Extremely Loud& Incredibly Close”will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, featuring a hi-definition, a standard definition and a digital copy of the film, for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98.

SYNOPSIS

Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father’s belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls “The Worst Day,” he is determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears.

Now, as Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock – encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way – he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses, to the mother who seems so far away from him and to the whole noisy, dangerous, discombobulating world around him.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

  • Making Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Finding Oskar
  • Ten Years Later

 DVD contains the following special features:

  • Finding Oskar

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On March27, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” will be available for download from online digital retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

The film is also available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ULTRAVIOLET

UltraViolet Digital Copy allows you to collect, watch and share movies in a whole new way.  Available for free with specially marked Blu-ray discs and DVDs, UltraViolet lets you access digital copies of movies from a cloud to enjoy on many different devices. UltraViolet Digital Copies can be downloaded for offline viewing and streamed to computers and compatible Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices.  Some devices require Wi-Fi for streaming.  Does not include iTunes file. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details.

BASICS

PRODUCT                                                                                    SRP

Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                                        $35.99

Single disc Amaray (WS)                                                             $28.98

Standard Street Date: March 27, 2012

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Thai, Cantonese, Complex Chinese (Traditional Mandarin)

DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

BD Subtitles: ESDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Thai, Cantonese, Complex Chinese (Traditional Mandarin)

Running Time: 129 minutes

Rating: PG-13 for emotional thematic material, some disturbing images and language

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