RT on DVD: Benjamin Button, Bollywood Kung Fu, and a Special Twilight Set
Plus, Michelle Williams in Wendy and Lucy; Last Chance Harvey; and Frankenhood!
Award season armchair jockeys should check out a few notable Oscar and Golden Globe contenders this week, including David Fincher's visionary epic film about a man who ages backwards (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and a romantic story for the older set (Last Chance Harvey). If your idea of an indie pixie dream girl is Michelle Williams, watch the remarkable actress in her latest (the micro-budgeted Wendy and Lucy, from the director of Old Joy). Smaller releases this week include a Bollywood kung fu pic (Chandni Chowk to China) and an urban comedy with a sci-fi twist (Frankenhood), though we've got our eye on Amazon's fan-targeted exclusive Twilight Blu-ray set. (The official Twilight charm bracelet -- sweet!)
David Fincher's epic film about love and life earned thirteen Oscar nominations, but only came away with three technical statuettes last February (for Art Direction, Makeup, and Visual Effects). Nevertheless, the story about a baby born old who ages backwards through the 1940s, 50s, and 60s captured something beautifully essential, and tragic, about the short time each of us has on earth -- and more heartbreakingly, the little fleeting time we have with the ones we love. In a joint release with the Criterion Collection, Paramount Home Entertainment has given Benjamin Button the Criterion treatment, adding over three hours of bonus materials (including a director's commentary, a four-part making-of documentary, cast interviews, a motion-capture technology featurette, stills and trailers, and more).
Next: Last Chance Harvey