Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring the Coen Brothers' 'Burn After Reading' to Blu-ray on December 23rd, day-and-date with the DVD release. This star studded film will be presented on a BD-25 featuring 1080p AVC video accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.
I didn't get to see this yet ... so I will buy the Blu ray... Coen Brother films never seem to have much for extras so that doesn't bother me... but i heard it is a dark comedy that is a lot of fun to watch.
I know a bunch of people in their 20's that saw it and only one of them liked it but he's a tool.. I'm 27. I tried to like it. I thought it looked funny from the commercials but i barely laughed watching the movie. Brad Pitt and George Clooney are great actors and I like almost everything they're in. The characters were tools. It was like watching a movie about my parents. Obviously my preference. I'm a baggy pants-chains-tattoos-skulls & bones type person, not a michael bolton khakis-alligator shirt-tie type person. I like horror, action, rock n roll. I can't get into a movie about "middle-age" life writing memoirs, dinner parties, cheating on your wife and dating services. This was definitely one of those movies where you have to be able to relate to the characters to see the comical side of it.
I doubt that I will be buying this. I do like a lot of the Coen Brothers work. The Big Lebowski and O Brother Where Art Thou are a couple of personal favorites.
I saw the commercials for this, and got excited, thinking it would likely be as good as those movies (or at least close). My wife and I went and saw it, and walked out of the theater very disapointed. The movie, as a whole, wasn't great, IMO.
Some of the individual performances were good (Brad Pitt was particularly great), but it all didn't mesh together well and the story wasn't well thought out. It was as if a lot of these great actors (some of whom were playing great characters) were all just half-hazardly attached to this story with very weak scotch tape.
That being said, I may see it again eventually. In the past there have been some movies that I haven't liked upon the first viewing, but enjoyed more upon seeing it again (though they are few and far between). But, since I don't pay to rent movies and only buy them, I will have to either wait until it makes it's way to HBO, or see if the Library that my wife works at eventually gets it in on DVD and have her check it out (since it's free).
If you liked the movie, good for you, go ahead and add it to your collection. But I personally found it disapointing.