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Old 03-19-2009, 12:43 PM
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Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring the Academy Award-winning film 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' on May 5th, day-and-date with the DVD release. Additionally, they will bring the Academy Award-nominated films 'Revolutionary Road' and 'Defiance' to Blu-ray on June 2nd, day-and-date with the DVD release.

Technical specs have not been announced at this time, but you can expect 1080p AVC video and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio for these releases. Special features have not been announced at this time.
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The Criterion Collection in conjunction with Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the technical specs and special features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', which is due to hit store shelves on May 5th, day-and-date with the DVD release. The two-disc set will feature 1080p AVC video accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

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  • 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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5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Blu-ray cover art should be similar.
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Cannot wait.
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Thats a weird ass cover
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^^^^ Weird maybe..... but I'm more excited about it being part of the Criterion Collection.
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Wow so is the Criterion version going to be a completely separate transfer?
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The 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray will be Criterion, there won't be a regular Blu release.
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Where is the Criterion Collection release news?
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I got a press release about it today.
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Never mind - Found it.
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