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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (R1) in April

Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly on 29th April 2008 priced at $29.99 SRP. Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Almaric) was felled at the age of 43 by a massive stroke that left his body almost completely paralyzed but his mind intact—what doctors’ call “locked in syndrome.” In a heartbeat, he went from the well-known editor of a top magazine to a prisoner in his own ruined body, able only to blink his left eye. Remarkably, Bauby was able to use that eye to dictate a memoir to his dedicated speech therapist (Marie-Josee Croze)—one letter at time. Director Julian Schnabel, screenwriter Ronald Harwood and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski translate Bauby’s memories and extraordinary inner life into a visually astonishing and emotionally wrenching saga in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Extras include:

  • Submerged: A look inside The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • A Cinematic Vision
  • Audio Commentary with Director Julian Schnabel
  • Charlie Rose Interviews Julian Schnabel

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