Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Best Picture Nominee "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" Flies to DVD and Blu-Ray

20th Century Fox recently released information for the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release of "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)". The film recently received 9 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu) and Best Actor (Michael Keaton). Edward Norton, Emma Stone Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough and Zach Galifianakis also co-star.

Special Features on the DVD and Blu-Ray include "Birdman: All-Access" and "Gallery: Chivo’s On-Set Photos". The Blu-Ray will also include "A Conversation with Michael Keaton and Alejandro G. Iñárritu".

"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" hits retail on 2/17.

Press Release:

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 nine 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 breathtaking 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”), received 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.

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