COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Dark Knight Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$38.99
Freezing: Anime Classics Season 1 (Blu-ray)
$25.78
Man of Steel Limited Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
$24.99
To Love Ru Darkness: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$37.28
House of Bodies (Blu-ray)
$13.48
The Resident Evil Collection (Blu-ray)
$37.99
Noah (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figure Gift Set (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Marvel Bundle (Blu-ray)
$64.99
Samurai Bride: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.99
Nymphomaniac: Volumes I and II (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$31.99
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (Blu-ray)
$59.99
Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$44.99
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Blu-ray)
$22.99
Labor Day (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Blu-ray)
$11.99
Hercules (Blu-ray)
$19.99


The Descendants Blu-ray

Posted February 27, 2012 03:15 PM by Josh Katz

20th Century FoxNext month, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will bring The Descendants to Blu-ray. Director Alexander Payne's first full-length feature since the Academy Award-winning Sideways, the film stars George Clooney (Michael Clayton) as Matt King, a suburban dad whose wife slips into a coma after a boating incident.

Already struggling with whether or not to sell his family's vast expanse of Hawaiian real estate, Matt begins to learn unexpected secrets about his wife that threaten to unsettle the tenuous family dynamic he maintains with his two daughters.

Adapted from Kaui Hart Hemmings' novel by Payne, Nat Faxon (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), and Jim Rash (NBC's Community), The Descendants features a sterling supporting cast that includes Shailene Woodley (ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Beau Bridges (Jerry Maguire), Judy Greer (Adaptation), Matthew Lillard (Scream), Rob Huebel (The Other Guys), and Robert Forster (Jackie Brown).

One of 2012 top Oscar hopefuls, Payne's film recently won the Best Adapted Screenplay statue at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony.

Fox's Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy presents the feature in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The disc also contains a number of bonus materials, such as:
  • Deleted scenes with introductions by Payne
  • Seven behind-the-scenes featurettes:
  • - Everybody Loves George
    - Working with Alexander
    - The Real Descendants
    - Hawaiian Style
    - Casting
    - Working with Water
    - Waiting for the Light
  • Music videos:
  • - "Will I Ever See You Again"
    - "Postcards from Paradise"
    - "Honolulu's Whisper"
  • Silent film: The World Parade – Hawaii
  • Conversation with George Clooney and Alexander Payne
The Descendants streets on March 13th.





Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (17 comments)



Top reviewer
Top contributor
paper tiger
  Feb 27, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Day-1 Blind Buy for me!

kitfisto92
  Feb 27, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Looking forward to watching this one again, I really enjoyed it in theaters. Definitely a day 1 purchase for me.
Simonbergeron
  Feb 27, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Fox actually put seemingly meaningful special features??? If they run over 90 minutes, that would be even more incredible. After all, this films deserves it. Can't wait!

PBateman87
  Feb 27, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Election and Sideways from Alexander Payne are better, but this was a solid film. Clooney is very good.

ambientcafe
  Feb 27, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
You had me at Alexander Payne (Sideways!) .... Day 1 blind pickup
that70sguy92
  Feb 27, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Amazing movie. Getting it ASAP.
Top contributor
-jonny-
  Feb 27, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
This was announced in January.

Top contributor
repete66211
  Feb 27, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I agree with PBateman87. This movie wasn't bad. It was actually very realistic. That is to say, it was a bit meandering and boring. But Clooney did a good job and I lovelovelove Judy Greer so I'd give it a marginal thumbs up.

Minimejer05
  Feb 27, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Such a really good film.

TheTimeTraveler-808
  Feb 28, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Ha. I live on kauai (The Island the movie was filmed on) and I never had time to see this movie. Damn, Movie theaters (Kukui Grove Cinema) here only showed it for about a week...But I'll Be Picking this Up Day One.

BluPix
  Feb 28, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
The Descendants is a fine slice-of-life film, with a realistic mix of drama and comedy and more solid writing from Alexander Payne. His Oscar win for Best Adapted Screenplay is deserved as is the film's continued popularity among audiences and critics. George Clooney turns in another strong performance with this one, as does all of the supporting cast. I'll likely buy this down the road — perhaps along with Sideways, which I still haven't gotten around to acquiring.

bam777
  Feb 28, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Such an amazing film that takes you through a roller coaster of emotions. George Clooney gives the performance of his career in it (He should've won the Oscar). Day 1 buy for me.

Ray O. Blu
  Feb 28, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Incredibly average film on all fronts. Might pick it up when it dips under $10.
Top contributor
Wooden Lens
  Feb 28, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
After praise like that, Ray, why on earth would yOu buy the movie even if it was under $10? Would you even watch it again?

Sometimes the people on this site are so befuddling... "movie was slowwww, but day 1 for me if it's got a slip!!"

which makes me really wonder what's up with these slipcover people. I love having a slip with my movies too, but what I don't need are 7 different versions of a single film because it comes in different slips ( target v-day exclusive slip? Cheap-o awards edition slip?). Or how about buying PROM or Whatever other horrendous film is out there just because theirs some amazing embroidered font...

Blah blah.

Back to The Descendants, one of the finest films of 2011 in my opinion. Payne writes situations and characters in ways that catch you off and dig deeper then you thought they would at point A. I admire his ability to present scenes simply and deliver with subtly and nuances that get at you the further you go along.
Top contributor
Wooden Lens
  Feb 28, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Forgive spelling and grammatical errors. The follies of driving while texting...

Ray O. Blu
  Feb 28, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I would watch it again if it was under $10. I thought it was o.k., but nowhere near the brilliance of Sideways. I guess the next time I have the urge to listen to young girls with foul mouths, that have zero respect for themselves and others, I'll look around for a deal on this.
Different strokes for different folks. I saw The Decendants and Hugo on the same day a while back, and Hugo was considerably better in every facet of filmmaking and enjoyability.
I gave you +s for your differing opinion than mine and for being careful while driving.

mjcavinder
  Feb 29, 2012
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I didn't care so much for this film, thats just my opinion. its not horrible, yet so far from great in my book. sorry Clooney lovers.

@Ray O. Blu we are almost on the same page...Sideways is so much more...Are you chewing gum?


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Sabotage
2. Insomnia
3. Ginger Snaps
4. Scanners
5. Transcendence
6. The Essential Jacques Demy
7. The Legend of Billie Jean
8. Under the Skin
9. American Hustle
10. Heaven Is for Real
11. A Hard Day's Night
12. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
13. The Wolf of Wall Street
14. Witness for the Prosecution
15. Red River

Trending in Theaters
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2. Under the Skin
3. The Purge: Anarchy
4. The LEGO Movie
5. Godzilla
6. Sabotage
7. Rio 2
8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past
10. Transformers: Age of Extinction
11. 22 Jump Street
12. Sex Tape
13. 300: Rise of an Empire
14. The Grand Budapest Hotel
15. The Fault in Our Stars

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The LEGO Movie
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Divergent
4.  Heaven Is for Real
5.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
6.  The Dark Knight Trilogy
7.  Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figur...
8.  Godzilla 3D
9.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
10.  Rio 2 3D
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
2.  Divergent
3.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
4.  Godzilla 3D
5.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
6.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
7.  Noah
8.  Batman: The Complete Series
9.  The Fault in Our Stars
10.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
2.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
3.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
4.  The Dark Knight Trilogy
$38.99, Save 61%
5.  Man of Steel Exclusive Action Figur...
$14.99, Save 75%
6.  Rio 2 3D
$22.99, Save 54%
7.  Noah
$17.99, Save 55%
8.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes
$9.00, Save 74%
9.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$11.99, Save 56%
10.  Les Misérables
$6.99, Save 70%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


The Dark Knight Trilogy

 United States


$99.97 $38.99





Freezing: Anime Classics Season 1

 United States


$39.98 $25.78





Man of Steel Limited Collector's Edition

 United States


$59.99 $24.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices