Anchor Bay Home Entertainment and The Weinstein Company will release on Blu-ray director Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master (2012), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on February 26th.
Paul Thomas Anderson writes and directs this drama about a US Navy veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who seeks salvation in the company of a charismatic cult leader. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Freddie Quell, a troubled drifter who arrives home to post-WWII America shaken, disillusioned and fearful of the future. A raging alcoholic, Quell cannot begin to make sense of his deeply-rooted inner torment, let alone surmount it. When he meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the 'master' of a cult called The Cause, an intense and ambiguous relationship develops between the two men. But do Dodd's teachings hold the power to turn Quell's life around?
"Back Beyond" Outtakes - Additional Scenes Music by Jonny Greenwood (20 min)
"Unguided Message" - 8 Minute Short
Behind the Scenes Featurette
"Let There Be Light" (1946) - John Huston's landmark documentary about WWII veterans (58 Minutes)
I will wait until it hits $5 or less. One of the most disappointing films I have ever seen mostly because Magnolia is my favorite film of all time and There will be Blood is in my top 25 and this did not fully come together for me. .
Still it has individual scenes of superb excellence and wonderful performances.
How the hell can you not be a fan of the cover art? It's a Rorschach inkblot; bloody brilliant! But not as brilliant as the inclusion of that vintage John Huston documentary as an unexpected & awesome special feature. Day one!