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The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (R2) in June

Pathé Distribution Ltd. have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Diving Bell and The Butterfly on 9th June 2008 priced at £19.99. 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.

Features include:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French DD5.1 Surround with forced English subtitles
  • English DD5.1 Surround Dub with optional English subtitles
  • Feature commentary with director Julian Schnabel
  • Submerged: The Making of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (12 mins)
  • Cinematic Vision (7 mins)
  • Charlie Rose interviews Julian Schnabel (20 mins)
  • Full English feature dubbing with original cast
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Photo gallery


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