'The Artist' Comes to Blu-ray and DVD June 26th

The five-time Oscar winner follows the plight of a silent film actor unsure of his place in a new Hollywood dominated by talkies.

The Artist comes home on Blu-ray and DVD June 26th
The Artist comes home on Blu-ray and DVD June 26th
The recipient of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Musical Score and Best Costume Design, The Artist, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet™ June 26th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Declared "a love letter to the movies" by The Los Angeles Times, The Artist is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards -- more than any other picture -- including Best Comedy, Best Actor and Best Score. The film also took home the top prize for Achievement in Directing in a Theatrical Release from the Directors Guild of America, and Oscar Winning Best Actor (Jean Dujardin) won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.

Uggie, the film's surprise breakout star and 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier, also took home the top honor from the first annual "Golden Collar Awards." Set in 1927, The Artist tells the story of film superstar George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) who is about to be banished from the movie business by the advent of talking pictures. With the introduction of "The Talkies," as movies with sound were known at their onset, came the abrupt end to the careers of many silent film stars, including George's screen persona, which soon falls into oblivion. For young, movie extra Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), the sky's the limit, and major movie stardom awaits.

Starring Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) and Bérénice Bejo (Peppy Miller), The Artist also features dynamic performances by: John Goodman (Al Zimmer); James Cromwell (Clifton); Penelope Ann Miller (Doris); Malcolm McDowell (the Butler); and 10-year-old Uggie the dog, most recently featured in Water for Elephants, barking opposite Robert Pattinson. The film also includes an all-star lineup of filmmakers, including: writer/director Michel Hazanavicius; producer Thomas Langmann; director of photography Guillaume Schiffman; and production designer Laurence Bennett.

The Artist Blu-ray and The Artist DVD are packed with extras for both movie aficionados and casual film fans: Blooper Reel; Q&A with the filmmakers and cast; "Hollywood As A Character: The Locations of The Artist" Featurette, which takes viewers on a tour of film locations; "The Artist: The Making of A Hollywood Love Story" Featurette, allowing fans to go behind the scenes on set; and four mini Featurettes, "The Artisans Behind The Artist," providing a look at the film's costume designs, cinematography, production design and the composer. The Artist also includes UltraViolet™, an entirely new way to collect, access and enjoy your digital entertainment.

Synopsis:

Hollywood, 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies.

Special Features

  • Blooper Reel
  • Q&A with the filmmakers and cast
  • "Hollywood As A Character: The Locations of The Artist" Featurette
  • "The Artist: The Making of An American Romance" Featurette
  • The Artisans Behind The Artist Featurettes: The Costumes, The Cinematography, The Production Design, The Composer

The Artist was released November 25th, 2011 and stars Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter. The film is directed by Michel Hazanavicius.


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Comments (21)

  1. SpaceCowboy

    Universal cover art for a Sony release? That can't be right :/

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  2. SpaceCowboy

    Jesus! This is the second push-back date. As long as it comes out, I guess. I think the remake of True Grit took about this long as well.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  3. JonSpidey07

    gonna be a great summer, im very happy that this won Best Picture, movies like this don't get made anymore :)

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- Ha ha, no problem. I'll kick the chair down....later. ;)

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    I want my copy!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. Dan

    @thedude-abides Wilson!!!!!

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus@moviegeek Eh, I dig it. I like being out on an island; It's where I'm most comfortable. Just call me Robinson Crusoe. At least now I have Friday (aka @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx) to keep me company and bat ideas around with, LMAO!!

    That wasn't a shot at you, @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx; I was poking fun at the both of us...and everyone else...just in an ironic sort of way ;)

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Least you keep things interesting

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. thedude-abides

    @moviegeek The only way the rope around my (and my avatar's) neck could get any tighter is if someone kicked the chair out from underneath the only leg I have left to stand on, lol :)

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  10. moviegeek

    @thedude-abides You're the most annoyingly disagreeable person here on MW. I love it.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides I see the similarities, but it mostly pays homage to the era while Singing in the Rain was made at a time when silence became obsolete

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- Lol! I gotta see this!

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  13. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I fell asleep 5 minutes in. I woke up a few minutes later and was, like, "Stay awake, dude. There's no way you're paying to see this again!" Lol.

    True story. Anyway, I gave it a 2.5, and that doesn't count taking off for copying.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  14. thedude-abides

    @corey I was hoping you didn't see my comment b/c I knew how much you liked it! Lol.

    @bawnian-dexeus You didn't think it was a rip off?

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  15. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- Ha ha, really? It should be - in the very least - a decent movie, right?

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Because 4 times in't enough to let us know what you mean

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. Corey W.

    Meh, I loved this one. Not my favorite of the year but it was quite enjoyable and beautiful to watch.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  18. Ghostman

    Nice, I have to rent this!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides Not gonna challenge you but I did see Singin' in the Rain my freshman year

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. thedude-abides

    most overrated movie of the year. and before anyone takes liberties with that statement, watch Singin' in the Rain and then get back to me.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag