Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming combo pack release of director Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty (2012), starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on March 19th.
Kathryn Bigelow directs this Academy Award-nominated military action thriller about the mission by American special operations forces to capture or kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Shining a light on the secretive processes behind the world's greatest manhunt, the film details the work done by the intelligence team responsible for finally tracking down bin Laden, graphically documenting the unfolding ten-year intelligence hunt through the eyes of CIA analyst Maya (Chastain), whose initial minor role assumes ever-greater importance as a crack US Navy Seal team readies itself for its most important mission ever. Chastain won a Golden Globe Award for her role in the Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category.
No Small Feat - Making Zero Dark Thirty
The Compound - Tour the film's rebuilt compound
Geared Up - Watch the cast train with authentic SEAL gear
Targeting Jessica Chastain - A look at the role of Maya
Brilliant, Angry & Visceral Dissection of America's Foreign Policy and attempt to exact "revenge' in the of the US.
I'm 100% against what we have done in the name of 'Freedom' and depicting that in this movie doesn't mean that Bigalow and Boal in any way endorse it. In fact, they've gone on record in saying they don't.
We might not ever know in our lifetime what EXACTLY happened. There's so much red tape and people covering their asses that I doubt while most of these people are still active in the Political World that we'll see the real channel tha lead to the murder of Bin Laden.
But this the film of our time. A movie that points the finger in our direction and says this is us. We were hurt and this is how we retaliated, this is how we celebrated. The final shot in this movie says it all. Was it worth it?
To write it off that as being inaccurate and getting 'this detail and that detail wrong' misses the point of CINEMA altogether. This medium leaves and breathes at it's greatest when artists explore who were are and can take a dense idea and theme and try their best to capture the zeitgeist in their own voice.
Whew. Either way - That COVER is ATROCIOUS. They should have at least just gone with the main poster. I probably would have even liked the poster campaign that just used the image of the House in Abbottabad with Zero Dark Thirty at the top.
Why studios don't realize that Clean Visually Striking Covers work so much better than this straight-to-video cover mentality that's permeated throughout the home video market I will never know. Thank God for companies like Criterion, MoC & Twilight Time for at least trying.
Here's hoping in a good while Sony and Summit will allow Criterion to tackle both The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty and their importance in American Cinema.
Pretty bummed this isn't getting better treatment for BD. Something along the lines of the package Sony put together for The Social Network is what I had hoped to get. Definitely in my top 3 of the year.