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PR The Artist on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet Jun 26

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment



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 (Berenice Bejo), the sky's the limit, and major movie stardom awaits.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR!" Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine "Jean Dujardin is simply marvelous; Berenice Bejo is dazzling!" Peter Travers, Rolling Stone "Ingenious. Moving. Joyous." Maureen Dowd, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Winner of Five Academy Awards(R), including
BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR and BEST DIRECTOR Three Golden Globe(R) Awards and Recipient of Top Honors by the
Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild
A Top 10 Pick on More Than 200 USA Film Critics' Lists

The Artist

Bonus Features Include a Blooper Reel, Two Featurettes, Four Mini Featurettes, and a Q&A with the Filmmakers and Cast

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Debuting on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD with UltraViolet(TM) June 26th

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (April 9, 2012) - 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(TM) and DVD with UltraViolet(TM) 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(R) 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 (Berenice Bejo), the sky's the limit, and major movie stardom awaits.

Starring Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) and Berenice 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(TM) and DVD is 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(TM), 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 (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.

The Artist Special Features include:
* 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; and
* The Artisans Behind The Artist Featurettes:
* The Costumes
* The Cinematography
* The Production Design
* The Composer

The Artist has a run time of approximately 100 minutes and is rated PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture.

Academy Award(R) is the registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Golden Globe(R) is the registered trademark of the HFPA.

ABOUT ULTRAVIOLET(TM)
UltraViolet is an entirely new way to collect and enjoy your digital entertainment, giving you the power to instantly access your movies and TV shows with unprecedented flexibility. For more information, visit www.uvvu.com.

SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide

ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes, including Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH, winner of four 2011 Academy Awards(R), including Best Picture.



Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

April 12, 2012, 8:03 am - PR
Keywords: drama, oscar





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