THE PAST FOLLOWS YOU WHEN The Goldfinch ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Own it Early on Digital on November 19
Blu-ray and DVD debut on December 3
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Bluray Combo I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are our own.
The last time 13-year-old Theo Decker (Oakes Fegley) saw his mother, she was gliding away from him into another gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Seconds later, a terrorist bomb exploded destroying priceless pieces of art…and shattering Theo’s life forever. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, friendship and even love.
Throughout the turbulent years, as he grows into adulthood, Theo (Ansel Elgort) secretly clings to a single, precious object—his one tangible connection to the mother he lost on that terrible day—a priceless painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.
Having not read the book I had no idea what to expect, I was completely caught up in the film and getting to know and understand the motivations with the various characters. The Goldfinch is dark film and I believe could have used a few lighter moments peppered throughout. The Goldfinch is very engaging in capturing the viewers attention and very satisfying at the same time. The Goldfinch featured locations from the desert to NYC and and the movie’s namesake painting is more than a painting but serves as a symbol for so much more. While you don’t necessarily have to be a fan of the book, it doesn’t hurt either. This is a film that is great to get lost into the story as well as the characters and we would recommend highly.
Burbank, CA, October 30 – Nothing is ever exactly as it seems when “The Goldfinch” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. A beautifully wrought coming-of-age story, intimate in its emotion and sweeping in its design, “The Goldfinch” is the film adaptation based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same name.
Directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn,” “Closed Circuit”), the film features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver,” “The Fault in Our Stars”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour. The film also stars Oakes Fegley (“Pete’s Dragon,” “Wonderstruck”) as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (“Dunkirk,” TV’s “The White Queen”) as Boris, Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things,” “IT”) as Young Boris, Sarah Paulson (“The Post,” TV’s “American Crime Story”) as Xandra, Luke Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Legally Blonde”) as Larry and Jeffrey Wright (TV’s “Westworld,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”) as Hobie.
Rounding out the main ensemble cast are Ashleigh Cummings (TV’s “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”) as Pippa, Willa Fitzgerald (“Little Women”) as Kitsey Barbour, Aimee Laurence (TV’s “Chicago P.D.”) as Young Pippa, Denis O’Hare (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Lucius Reeve and Boyd Gaines (“Driving Miss Daisy”) as Mr. Barbour.
“The Goldfinch” is produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Kevin McCormick, Sue Kroll and Courtenay Valenti served as executive producers. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), based on the novel by Donna Tartt.
The behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-winning director of photography Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”), Oscar-nominated production designer K.K. Barrett (“Her”), editor Kelley Dixon (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) and costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone (“Bridge of Spies”). The music is by Trevor Gureckis (TV’s “Bloodline”).
“The Goldfinch” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Amazon Studios, a Color Force Production, a John Crowley Film.
The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 3. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie. The DVD features the film in standard definition and a digital version of the movie.
“The Goldfinch” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own “The Goldfinch” via purchase from digital retailers beginning November 19.
“The Goldfinch” Blu-ray contains the following special features:
- The Goldfinch Unbound
- The Real Goldfinch
- Over 16 minutes of deleted scenes with commentary from Director John Crowley
“The Goldfinch” DVD contains the following special features:
- The Real Goldfinch
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On November 19, “The Goldfinch” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On December 3, “The Goldfinch” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 3
EST Street Date: November 19
DVD Languages: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, English-ADS, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 149 minutes
Rating: Rated R for drug use and language
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL
Blu-ray: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL
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