Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of director Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing (2012), starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg and Fran Kranz. Whedon's modern retelling of Shakespeare's timeless tale arrives on Blu-ray on October 8th.
Official Synopsis: Winner of the IFF Boston Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Much Ado About Nothing is a contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy about sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick (Acker and Denisof), offering a sensual, tragic and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.
The Blu-ray release of Much Ado About Nothing features 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround, an UltraViolet digital copy of the film, and the following extras:
"Much Ado About Making Nothing" featurette
"Bus Ado About Nothing" featurette
Audio commentary with screenwriter/director Joss Whedon
Audio commentary with screenwriter/director Joss Whedon and cast
Great talent here, brillaint director and actors from most of my favorite things. I just can't get behind Shakespeare. Never been a fan, tried to watch this and the language makes everyone seem like they're over acting. But I'd like to see the supplemental features, especially the two commentaries.
Loved the musical with Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, etc. Love the idea of Whedon and Fillion working together again, but man, why did they have to shoot it in black and white? I thoroughly enjoy classic Kurosawa and similar films in b&w, but it rarely adds anything more than pretense to modern cinema. Looking forward to seeing it, but I'd be looking forward to it a LOT more if it was in color or offered a more innovative visual style.
MoulinBlu--- the Branagh-directed film of "Much Ado about Nothing" is NOT a "musical." Also, there is nothing wrong with black & white. Just look at the superb Blu-ray releases of the day!!! I highly recommend Criterion's "Anatomy of a Murder." No "pretense" here-- just art!