On April 8th, Paramount Home Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed, Academy Award® nominated masterpiece THERE WILL BE BLOOD on DVD! Directed and adapted for the screen by critical darling Paul Thomas Anderson, the film has not only been named by more than 200 critics as one of the top 10 films of 2007, but has also garnered eight Academy Award® nominations (including Best Motion Picture of the Year)! Starring Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and SAG Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis, THERE WILL BE BLOOD tells the brutal tale of Daniel Plainview’s struggle to become the greatest oilman of his time and his ruthless ways of getting there. Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film is a compelling look at the savage roots of American capitalism and religion, as well as a personal tale of one man’s willingness to do whatever it takes to come out on top. The two-disc DVD delves deeply into the historical context of the film and the filmmaking process itself. Get out your huge straw, stretch it acrossssss the room, and prepare to drink milkshakes everywhere as THERE WILL BE BLOOD: 2-DISC COLLECTOR’S EDITION comes to DVD on April 8, 2008! I drink it up!!
Nominated for Eight Academy Awards® Including
Best Motion Picture of the Year
ACADEMY AWARD®, GOLDEN GLOBE® AND SAG AWARD® WINNER DANIEL DAY-LEWIS STARS IN PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON’S CRITICALLY LAUDED EPIC
Cinematic Tour de Force Debuts as a Two-Disc DVD on April 8, 2008
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Winner of two Academy Awards® and widely praised by critics, director and screenwriter Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling American saga THERE WILL BE BLOOD debuts on DVD April 8, 2008 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Named by more than 200 critics as one of the top 10 films of 2007, THERE WILL BE BLOOD is “as unique in the ferocity of the storyteller’s filmmaking vision as it is in the story he tells” (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly). Mercurial actor Daniel Day-Lewis “gives one of the great elemental performances in modern cinema” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) as oilman Daniel Plainview, a role that has earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, a Golden Globe® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Drama, a BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actor, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and numerous critics’ society awards. Called “a modern cinematic visionary” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times), Paul Thomas Anderson mines the very roots of American capitalism and religion to reveal a stunning portrait of this country’s savage underpinnings, which are still turning the wheels of contemporary society.
The THERE WILL BE BLOOD two-disc DVD explores the historical context of the film through a montage of vintage images hand-selected by Paul Thomas Anderson that served as inspiration for the film’s look. The DVD also takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the filmmaking process through a featurette, deleted scenes and a look at dailies. The film also will be available on a single-disc DVD.
A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, THERE WILL BE BLOOD is set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon.
When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there’s a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value – love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son – is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD DVD
The THERE WILL BE BLOOD two-disc and single-disc DVD are presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The two-disc DVD includes the following special features:
o The Story of Petroleum
o 15—a slideshow of vintage photos selected by Paul Thomas Anderson and set to the unforgettable musical score created by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
o Deleted Scenes
· Haircut/Interrupted Hymn
o Dailies Gone Wild
About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Street Date: April 8, 2008
Pricing: $29.99 U.S./$36.99 Canada (Single-Disc DVD)
$39.99 U.S./$45.99 Canada (Two-Disc DVD)
Runtime: 158 minutes
U.S. Rating: R for some violence
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