20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced the home entertainment releases of the critically acclaimed ‘Birdman’ starring Michael Keaton. The film is set to arrive home on Blu-Ray and DVD on February 17th. Hit the jump to check out the full announcement including disc specs, special features listings and more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“(4 stars) One of the best films ever” (Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer)
“Birdman is “audacious, original, and bold” (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire.com)
Nominated for Nine Academy Awards® Including “Best Picture”
Winner of a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Winner of two Golden Globes® Including Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay
Winner of Darryl F. Zanuck PGA Award for Best Feature Film
On Digital HD™ Today — Blu-ray™ and DVD February 17
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 3, 2015) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises invite audiences to take flight with a New Regency / M Productions / Le Grisbi production, BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) – winner of two Golden Globes® Awards and 9 Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture, the critically-acclaimed film soars onto Blu-ray™ and DVD February 17 and is now available on Digital HD™. “Daring, devastating, and howlingly funny; [with] Michael Keaton delivering the best performance of his career” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), BIRDMAN has been hailed as one of the most exciting and talked about films of 2014.
Directed, written and produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, BIRDMAN tells the story of Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), (Batman, Robocop, Need For Speed) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. The film has enamoured critics and audiences alike with its technical achievements using a single shot concept and captivating performances from an all-star ensemble cast, which include Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Due Date, Dinner for Schmucks), Edward Norton (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Primal Fear, American History X), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, Shadow Dancer), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Win Win), Emma Stone (The Help; Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Amazing Spiderman franchise) Naomi Watts (St. Vincent, The Impossible, King Kong) as well as breath-taking cinematography from Academy Award-winner Emmanuel Lubezki.
Featured on over 168 Top Ten lists, BIRDMAN has garnered attention worldwide and has received more than 200 nominations from such esteemed groups as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, receiving nine Academy Award nominations, including “Best Picture,” won two Golden Globe awards (“Best Performance by an Actor,” “Best Screenplay”), recipient of the Darryl F. Zanuck, Producer of the Year Award for Best Motion Picture as well as a Screen Actors Guild award (“Best Ensemble,”) and has also been nominated for six Spirit Awards, including “Best Feature.”) BIRDMAN has also earned nods from the American Film Institute, the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Online.
SPECIAL FEATURES (BLU-RAY)
A Conversation with Michael Keaton and Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Gallery: Chivo’s On-Set Photos
SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD)
Gallery: Chivo’s On-Set Photos
Highlighted features include never before seen interviews with Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and Michael Keaton, an intimate backstage peak from the Cast & Crew and a breath-taking selection of rare photographs from Cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki.
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