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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (R1/US BD) in May

Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on 5th May 2009. David Fincher’s latest stars Brad Pitt 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 2-Disc Criterion DVD ($39.99 SRP) and 2-Disc Criterion Blu-ray Disc ($39.99 SRP) boast over three hours of 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 computer wizardry that brought the magical world of Benjamin Button to life. There will also be a single-disc DVD ($29.99 SRP) that is the film-only.

The DVD is presented in anamorphic widescreen with English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround audio and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P Widescreen with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.

The full list of extras on the 2-Disc editions follows...

  • The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button—four-part documentary:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Walk the red carpet at the film’s premiere in New Orleans, with final thoughts from cast and crew.
  • Audio Commentary by director David Fincher

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