Stranger Than Fiction arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray in February
By Patrick Luce Jan 8, 2007, 17:29 GMT
Harold Crick isn\'t ready to go. Period.
Two-time Golden Globe-nominee Will Ferrell (Best Actor Comedy or Musical, Stranger Than Fiction, 2007) shines in the hilarious comedy Stranger Than Fiction - arriving on DVD (for the suggested retail price of $28.95) and Blu-Ray (for the suggest retail price of $38.96) disc February 27th, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The film boasts an award-winning supporting cast including two time Oscar®-winner Emma Thompson (Best Actress, Howards End; Best Writing, Sense and Sensibility, 1995), two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman (Best Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer 1979; Best Actor, Rainman, 1988), Oscar-nominee Queen Latifah (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago, 2002) and two-time Golden Globe-nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Best Actress, Sherrybaby, 2007; Best Actress, Secretary 2003).
From director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monsters Ball), comes the story of author Karen Effiel (Thompson) is writing her latest novel about an unusual character named Harold Crick (Ferrell). What she doesn't know is that her fictionalized character is real. The real Harold Crick is an IRS agent who has lived a monotonous, dull existence until one day he begins to hear Karen's voice narrating his every move.
Harold enlists the assistance of literary professor Jules Hilbert (Hoffman), to help him figure out what’s going on. Hilbert helps Harold change some of the mundane every day rituals in his life. However, trouble ensues and Harold’s life becomes fragile when he learns that Karen plans to kill him off and the events that follow become Stranger Than Fiction.
DVD bonus features include:
Actors In Search of a Story - Marc Forster discusses why each cast member is such an integral part of the film. We will also hear from each cast member regarding their impressions of the film.
Picking The Right Team - Marc Forster discusses the importance and contribution of each of his “team” members including Director of Photography, Production Design, Costume Designer, Writer, Producers, Editors and VFX team, etc.
On Location in Chicago - Take an in-depth look at why Chicago was chosen as the place to shoot this film. We will examine the locations; the architecture; the incredible local talent pool; and all of the other factors that made Chicago the perfect place to shoot the film.
Words on the Page -A great dual interview with Lindsay Doran (producer) and Zach Helm (writer) that will anchor this piece. Additionally, Marc, Zach and Lindsay discuss what makes this script so unique and why Stranger Than Fiction is an important film to make today.
Picture a Number - A special effect piece discussing the graphics used in the film.
On the Set
A montage of funny set moments
Stranger Than Fiction is now available for pre-order at Amazon. As of yet, there is not a release date for the UK. Visit the DVD database for more information. Cover art has not been released yet. Check back to M&C for more details as the release date approaches.