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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Blu-ray) PG-13

Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 8, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Note: Interviews with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett
    • Audio Commentary featuring Academy Award nominated Director David Fincher
    • Footage revealing the innovative techniques behind the Academy Award Winning Visual Effects and Makeup
    • Step-by-step examination of the motion-capture process aging Brad Pitt
    • In-depth exploration of David Fincher's creative process on the set
    • Interview with acclaimed Composer Alexandre Desplat about the score
    • Featurettes on the film's Storyboards, Costumes, and Academy Award winning Art Direction
    • Stills galleries, including Costume Designs and candid become-the-scenes production photos
    • Plus: An essay by film critic Kent Jones
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2009 - Best Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt
Academy Awards 2009 - Best Makeup: Greg Cannom
Academy Awards 2009 - Best Visual Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh71%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 690,485
[A] triumph of technique....Mr. Fincher has added a dimension of delicacy and grace to digital filmmaking.
New York Times
Dec 26, 2008
[A]n extravagantly ambitious movie....The movie has been in the works for years, pored over by Fincher like a favorite fairy tale from his childhood. -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Jan 1, 2009
[A]n epic tale that contemplates the wonders of life -- of birth and death and, most of all, love....Superbly made and winningly acted by Brad Pitt in his most impressive outing to date...
Hollywood Reporter
Nov 24, 2008
I'd like to report that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button represents the end of an era, one of those turning-points when American movies just have to change because they can't get any worse. Full Review
The eXile
Oct 31, 2018
Rating: 3/5 -- Like its title this is a curious film, indeed. Full Review
Orca Sound
Jan 10, 2020
Rating: 4/5 -- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button shows that whether we live life forwards or backwards, the outside is just a shell and it's what we choose to do with life that sifts out the best parts from the worst.
Little White Lies
Feb 6, 2009
3 stars out of 4 -- The movie looks amazing....The technical wizardry sweeps you away....[Fincher's] astutely restrained direction fuses ferocity and feeling and creates a world you want to get lost in.
Rolling Stone
Jan 8, 2008

Product Description:

At once epic in scope and intimate in detail, David Fincher's THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON is certainly the director's most emotional film to date (though FIGHT CLUB and SEVEN don't offer much in the way of competition). Loosely based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald story, this romantic drama tells the tale of Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), born in 1918 in New Orleans as a baby with wrinkles, cataracts, and arthritis. Benjamin will age backwards, getting younger as he watches those around him growing older. Included in that group are his adoptive mother, Queenie (Taraji P. Henson), and Daisy (Cate Blanchett), the love of his life whom he meets when she is just a little girl and he is an old man. They age in reverse, but despite Benjamin's globe-trotting adventures, their lives repeatedly intersect.

The script from Oscar winner Eric Roth bears more than a few hallmarks in common with his earlier work on FORREST GUMP: both adaptations cross decades and continents. But BENJAMIN's script or even the fine acting aren't its most impressive accomplishment; the technology--both CGI and makeup--used to make Benjamin and Daisy age are remarkable, and makes the film entirely believable, but they're certainly aided by fine performances from both Pitt and Blanchett. The triumph of technology only serves to underscore the beauty of this film and of the love story at its heart.

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  • UPC: 883929301584
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