Paramount Home Video has announced writer/director Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray on March 9. What’s great about the release is even though most studios love to frak us with the first release of a film on home video, the Blu-ray is loaded with deleted scenes and extras. The only negative is the DVD only has part of the extras, while the Blu-ray has everything.
If you never saw Up in the Air, the film received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (George Clooney), Best Supporting Actress (Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick), Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film has already won a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay. It’s one of my favorite films of the year and I can’t recommend it enough. Hit the jump for a full listing of the extras:
UP IN THE AIR DVD & Blu-ray
The UP IN THE AIR DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray disc is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Brazilian Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.
The DVD includes the following special features:
- Commentary by writer/director Jason Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director
- Jason Blumenfeld
- Shadowplay: Before The Story
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Jason Reitman
- To Know Me Is To Fly With Me
- Real People Firing and Irate Employee
- Thumper and Extended Boat Scene
- Omaha Montage
The Blu-ray includes all of the above in high definition, plus:
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Jason Reitman (HD)
- Do You Live At The Hilton?
- Nosey Neighbor
- Natalie In Restroom
- Natalie Vid-Chats
- Angry Ryan Checks In
- Goalquest Invite
- Maynard Finch Commercial/Kara Calls Ryan
- Barely Squeaking By/Natalie Calls
- “Help Yourself” music video by Sad Brad (HD)
- Storyboards (HD)
- American Airlines Prank (HD)
The critically acclaimed soundtrack to UP IN THE AIR is available now from Rhino and includes the riveting “Help Yourself” from Sad Brad Smith as well as tracks from Elliot Smith, Dan Auerbach, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Academy Award® winner George Clooney “gives the performance of his career” (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) in the smart, funny and thought-provoking film UP IN THE AIR coming in for a landing on DVD and Blu-ray March 9, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Called “the movie of the year, the movie of the moment” (Tom Carson, GQ) and named by over 200 critics as one of the top 10 films of 2009, UP IN THE AIR tells the story of a man discovering that life is not simply about the journey alone, but about the personal connections made along the way.
Co-written and directed by Oscar® nominee Jason Reitman (Juno), UP IN THE AIR received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Clooney), Best Supporting Actress (Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick), Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film has already won a Golden Globe® Award for Best Screenplay and dozens of critics’ association awards including being named Best Film by the National Board of Review, the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, the Southeastern Film Critics Association, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle and the Kansas City Film Critics Circle.
The UP IN THE AIR DVD and Blu-ray presentations include commentary by writer/director Jason Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director Jason Blumenfeld, deleted scenes with optional commentary and the featurette “Shadowplay: Before The Story”. The Blu-ray also includes additional deleted scenes, storyboards, an American Airlines prank and the “Help Yourself” music video by Sad Brad.