Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Tree of Life on Blu-ray + DVD


Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain
Available Exclusively On Blu-ray Combo Pack October 11

Winner of the 2011 Palme d’Or and the FIPRESCI Grand Prix

Bring home acclaimed writer/director Terrence Malick’s (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World) thought provoking film experience THE TREE OF LIFE, available exclusively on Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack October 11 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Through stunning cinematography and raw emotional power Malick’s hymn to life excavates answers to the most haunting and personal human questions through a kaleidoscope of the intimate and the cosmic, from the raw emotions of a family in a small Texas town to the wildest, infinite edges of space and time, from a boy’s loss of innocence to a man’s transforming encounters with awe, wonder and transcendence.

The Blu-ray Disc presentation utilizes maximum bit rate encoding and 7.1 audio and a 2.0 stereo mix to bring Malick’s visually stunning masterpiece to life providing consumers with a premium cinematic viewing experience for the home. An exclusive 30-minute documentary on the making of the film, Exploring The Tree of Life, allows fans to dig even deeper into Malick’s visionary work and his cinematic legacy through interviews with his collaborators and cast members as well as with directors Christopher Nolan and David Fincher who share an appreciation for his work.

Under Malick’s careful direction THE TREE OF LIFE showcases complicated and haunting powerhouse performances by Academy-Award® nominee Brad Pitt (Fight Club), Academy Award® winner Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River)and newcomer Jessica Chastain (The Help).

An impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's, the film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn), through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt).

THE TREE OF LIFE Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a bonus DVD and Digital Copy version of the film. Pre-book date is September 14.

Fox Searchlight Pictures and River Road Entertainment present THE TREE OF LIFE, written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. The producers are Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill.

MY TAKE:  I was instantly excited about watching this movie by the major stars alone.  I have always been a huge fan of Brad Pitt,  and I know Sean Penn is a fabulous actor,  so I knew it would be a movie that could keep my interest.  Brad Pitt and Sean Penn is also some of my husbands favorite actors,  so we decided to stay up and watch it while the children went to bed.  It turned out to be one of those movies that you have to pay close attention to,  so you don't miss anything.  Jack the young boy is played by Sean Penn,  while the father is played by Brad Pitt.  It takes you all the way back to a midwestern family in the 1950's.

This intriguing movie kept my attention the entire movie until the very end.  I didnt even want to get up to get a drink of water it was so interesting.  I think it was somewhat complicated too,  but if you follow it closly you will really understand it. The movie itslelf is somewhat longer than the usual,  but the longer they are,  the more entertainment time you get out of them,  so I was very happy with the 2 hours and 19 minutes that it aired for.  

BUY IT:  This movie will become available beginning October 11th.  

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*Disclaimer - I received a screener,  free of charge,  for review purposes.  In no way did this alter my opinon of their products.  All of my opinons are one hundred percent honest and true.*



Kim said...

Great actors I bet this is a wonderful movie.

My Journey With Candida said...

I think we all have a secret crush on Brad. This is a show I want to see.