Sony Pictures announced the details about “Zero Dark Thirty’s” Blu-Ray/DVD release. The US can get their own copy on March 19, 2013. You can already pre-order it on Amazon.com.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming combo pack release of director Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty (2012), starring Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on March 19th.
Blu-Ray Special Features:
No Small Feat – Making Zero Dark Thirty
The Compound – Tour the film’s rebuilt compound
Geared Up – Watch the cast train with authentic SEAL gear
Targeting Jessica Chastain – A look at the role of Maya
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Jessica to talk about her career and of course “Zero Dark Thirty”.
For the second year in a row, the actress Jessica Chastain is Oscar-nominated for a performance in a film that is also a best picture Oscar nominee. Last year, she was a best supporting actress nominee for The Help, which was joined in the top category by another film in which she starred, The Tree of Life; this year, she is a best actress nominee for Zero Dark Thirty, for which she has already won the Critics’ Choice Award for best actress and Golden Globe Award for best actress in a drama. And, for the second year in a row, she has starred in films that were number one and number two at the box-office in the same weekend. Last year, The Help and The Debt proved to be blockbusters; this year Zero Dark Thirty and Mama were big hits.
With a critical and commercial track record like that, it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that the delicate-looking but ferociously ambitious 35-year-old redhead is now one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses. Her mentor Al Pacino recently told Roger Ebert, “I never saw in my career, in my entire time doing this, anyone in the business who’s not a household name yet, but so sought after as her.” So how did Chastain celebrating her recent coronation as a member of Hollywood’s A-list? By performing in eight shows a week as the title character of The Heiress on Broadway. (more…)
Esquire has published an interview with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, in a profile that explores how he’s adjusting to civilian life after leaving SEAL Team 6 — despite receiving no pension, healthcare, or extra protection for his family from the U.S. government or the military.
He gave a few hints on what ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ was wrong on its approach to the mission that killed Bin Laden. But he also said what was right: Jessica Chastain’s performance.
The portrayal of the chief CIA human bloodhound, “Maya,” based on a real woman whose iron-willed assurance about the compound and its residents moved a government to action, was “awesome” says the Shooter. “They made her a tough woman, which she is.”
Earlier this month LA Times has published a 30 minutes video interview with Jessica about Zero Dark Thirty, in which she talks about how Megan Ellison approached her for the role, and how she feels about playing strong women. To watch the video, just click in the image below, to be redirected to LA Times website, and check the interview in our press archive. Also, check some cute screencaptures I uploaded to the gallery.
The day after winner her first Golden Globe Jessia attended a Question and Ask session for “Zero Dark Thirty” at the ArcLight Theatre. Sorry for missing this before, but we now have the photos added in our gallery.
Sony Co-Chairman Amy Pascal responded today at Academy member David Clennon, who on Friday denounced the movie for “[promoting] the acceptance of the crime of torture, as a legitimate weapon in America’s so-called war on terror” and “makeing heroes of Americans who commit the crime of torture.”
“Zero Dark Thirty does not advocate torture. To not include that part of history would have been irresponsible and inaccurate. We fully support Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal and stand behind this extraordinary movie. We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in AMPAS as a platform to advance their own political agenda. This film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an Artist’s right of expression is abhorrent. This community, more than any other, should know how reprehensible that is. While we fully respect everyone’s right to express their opinion, this activity is really an affront to the Academy and artistic creative freedom. This attempt to censure one of the great films of our time should be opposed. As Kathryn Bigelow so appropriately said earlier this week, ‘depiction is not endorsement, and if it was, no artist could ever portray inhumane practices; no author could ever write about them; and no filmmaker could ever delve into the knotty subjects of our time.’ We believe members of the Academy will judge the film on its true merits and will tune out the wrongful and misdirected rhetoric.”
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