"One of the most extraordinary movies of the 21st century." --A.O. Scott, New York Times "A new American classic. The best movie of the year." --Peter Travers, Rolling Stone "One-of-a-kind storytelling shot over 12 years. Boyhood touches something deep and true, which is that we all grow up to be the people we are by letting every moment form us." --Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
DIRECTOR RICHARD LINKLATER'S 12-YEAR CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE COMES HOME
The Most Critically-acclaimed Film of the Year Debuts on Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack January 6, 2015
Buy it Four Weeks Early on Digital HD December 9, 2014
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Hailed as "a moving 12-year epic that isn't quite like anything else in the history of cinema" (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon), "a breathtaking achievement" (Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post) and "a profound viewing experience" (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times), writer/director Richard Linklater's extraordinary film Boyhood debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD January 6, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives four weeks early on Digital HD December 9, 2014.
Filmed over the course of 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason. A box office hit from IFC Films that has garnered universal critical acclaim, Boyhood achieved a rare 99% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, earned an unprecedented score of 100 on Metacritic and is the first film to receive an A+ score from Entertainment Weekly's Critical Mass. The film stars Academy Award(R) nominee* Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater and Ellar Coltrane as Mason.
The Boyhood Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a look at the extraordinary work that went into making the film, as well as an in-depth Q&A with Richard Linklater and the cast.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet(TM), a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them--reliably and securely--to a variety of devices.
The Boyhood Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH and Spanish subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
* Feature film in high definition
* The 12 Year Project
* Q&A with Richard Linklater and the Cast
* Feature film in standard definition
The Boyhood DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English and Spanish subtitles. The DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC's home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
Street Date: January 6, 2015 (Blu-ray Combo & DVD)
December 9, 2014 (Digital HD)
SRP: $41.99 (Blu-ray Combo)
Runtime: 164 minutes
U.S. Rating: R for language including sexual references and for teen drug and alcohol abuse
* 2001, Actor in a Supporting Role, Training Day
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News Editor December 5, 2014, 8:32 am