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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 had heard so many stories about this movie and had my hopes up that it would be such an interesting and mindbending movie. Read morePublished 4 days ago by bluemeany
Wonderful movie. Kept my interest the entire time. I haven't cried that hard in a long time.Published 9 days ago by Cheryl
Inventive plot, excellent acting; good old fashion story telling. Reminded me of Forest Gump.Published 9 days ago by Clif
Great movie and tale. I Love the soundtrack movie score themes. Very emotive and with the background scenes of american events in history that were used as a scene backdrop for the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by CCP
Excellent film and act on behalf of the supporting actors.
Interesting twist to reverse aging life.
I see a lot of reviews of this movie being depressing or not having a point. As for depressing, well if a movie can give me an emotional reaction than it's succeeded in it's... Read morePublished 12 days ago by J. Drake
Great movie. I had been meaning to order this movie for some time now to re-watch it. I'm happy I did, for the 1st time I saw it I was so confused. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Joyce Diawon
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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
|confirming - region free?||
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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