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Criterion offers a two-disc presentation of the 2008 Oscar-winner, stamped as "Director Approved." Hard to miss that, since David Fincher is all over the extras on this one: he provides a talkative commentary track for the 165-minute film, which leaves little doubt about his fabled involvement in every aspect of the results you see on screen, and he figures in the documentary sections contained on the second disc. Fincher is such an assured, skillful talker that he easily justifies the otherwise standard-issue collection of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary sections can be played as one epic (three hour) making-of feature, which actually lasts longer than the film itself; they are also carved up and can be played in handy parts: the origins of the project (tons of people considered making it, including Frank Oz, Ron Howard, and Spike Jonze), the flabbergasting technical trickery involved, shooting in post-Katrina New Orleans, and anything else you can think of. Especially illuminating is the step-by-step stuff about how Brad Pitt's face was motion-captured for the purposes of morphing it onto the work of body doubles--in case you're still puzzled about how all that really worked. The usual production stills and an essay by Kent Jones fill out the package. --Robert Horton
Stills from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Click for larger image)
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I thought this was the best movie of the year - not Slumdog Millionaire (which I also loved). Brad Pitt was phenomenal, as was Kate Blanchett. A truly classy movie. Read morePublished 1 day ago by D. Safir
Visually breathtaking, but it does require a decent attention span.as I recall, the critics slammed this when it was released. Very slow pace, nice musical score.. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Michael Wideski
What an unique story. Brad Pitt was exceptional and the process of a baby born old and then getting younger was as time went by kept me in suspense as how it was going to... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Barbara M. Bateman
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I just took a wild stab in the dark and ordered. When it arrives, I'll let you know if the slipcover and insert are still included on the package. But even if they weren't, at 4.96 (Black Friday week price) I'm not complaining, though.
Nov 22, 2012 by Arturo Lugo Gonzalez | See all 10 posts
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Unfortunately no. This one is region-coded.
Jun 16, 2009 by Can Erzi | See all 2 posts
|Portugues, audio or subtitles ? help||
sorry.. english, french and spanish only.
May 21, 2009 by Itchy Scrote | See all 4 posts
|Best Buy has Buttons, Slumdog, and The Wrestler on blu for $14.99...will...||
They already did.
Jul 28, 2009 by D. Choina | See all 3 posts
|Benjamin Button Criterion||
The product image has been updated to reflect the Criterion cover art, but there's still no mention of this being the Criterion edition in the description.
Apr 6, 2009 by Christopher Meadors | See all 5 posts
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