Catch Me If You Can Blu-ray Detailed (Pre-order Available)
Posted September 7, 2012 02:26 PM by Webmaster
Paramount Home Media Distribution has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation December 4th.
The Catch Me If You Can Blu-ray release includes a digitally remastered version of the film plus over an hour of bonus features that delve into the casting, filming and real-life story of the man who inspired the movie. In addition, the disc includes a look at the musical score, an exploration of the FBI's perspective on Frank Abagnale and multiple photo galleries.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks star in this crime-caper by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of Frank W. Abagnale Junior. As a teenager, Abagnale (DiCaprio) discovers he has a talent for impersonating officials, beginning with posing as a substitute teacher. Finding solace in his new gift - his mother leaves his father (Walken) after she discovers he is heavily in debt to the IRS - Abagnale goes on to impersonate airline pilots, doctors and even a lawyer, whilst also managing to con banks out of over $2 million. However, his escapades soon attract the interest of FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Hanks) who seems to be always one step behind. That is until Abagnale decides to settle down and discovers that his future father-in-law (Martin Sheen) is the D.A of New Orleans. The real Abagnale appears in a cameo and, after serving time in prison, now works as a consultant for preventing forgery and fraud.
Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera
Catch Me If You Can: The Casting of the Film
Leonardo DiCaprio as "Frank Abagnale, Jr."
Tom Hanks as "Carl Hanratty"
Frank's Parents: Christopher Walken and Nathalie Baye
@movieman1979 - Well almost in fine fashion. It has been a damn good year for Spielberg films but was disappointed when Empire Of The Sun was postponed. Hopefully that will make it out by the end of the year.
I love this movie! Too bad they couldn't use the original poster art, you know the one with blurry chase going on? That was cool. With this cover art it looks like they're partners in crime, which really isn't true.
Oh yeah, and i was hoping some new extras like a retrospective or something, since it's already been 10 years since it came out... Ehh, just glad we get on blu!
@ TheManInBlu - Yes, a single release of Raiders would be nice (probably to come in about a year), but I will probably break like most and buy the set.
@Beard Esquire - Yes, I ABSOLUTELY concur - LOVE Munich
@jeremycarrier - Also agree - Schindler's List stands alone. It came out when I was in uni. and it was a deeply moving experience when I saw it. It's Spielberg's love letter to his mom (and of course the victims) so I'm sure it will get the best treatment and yes, you're probably right, will be around for it's 20th Anniversary. WOW. I'm really that old??
Totally a port over release. Pity. It could perhaps at least benefit from those extras in HD. Or something new.
I like this movie. Not love it, but it's definitely worth watching every now and then. So it's not a "day 1", until it is reasonably low priced and has a really good transfer. I already own the SE DVD and it's sufficient until a BD with excellent AQ/PQ comes along. Seeing it's Paramount releasing it, there's hope.
I'm holding out for a review. No need to rush unless this BD has something special to offer, more than just the movie on a newer format, but with the exact same extras and probably all in 480p/SD.