'Game Change' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The critically-acclaimed Emmy winner will arrive on Blu-ray early next year.

In an early announcement to retailers, HBO is prepping 'Game Change' for a Blu-ray bow on January 8.

Featuring an all-star cast lead by Academy Award® nominees Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris, 'Game Change' revisits a defining moment in U.S. politics with a searing, behind-the scenes look at John McCain's beleaguered 2008 presidential campaign - from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general elections.

Hailed as "electrifying" (TV Guide), "mesmerizing" (Entertainment Weekly) and "fascinating" (The Hollywood Reporter), 'Game Change' was nominated for 12 Emmy awards winning five for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Moore), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Jay Roach), Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Danny Strong), and Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special.

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film examines the chain of events that determines the leadership of the country, ultimately offering a unique glimpse into the inner workings of how we choose our leaders. It pulls back the curtain on the intense human drama surrounding the McCain team, the critical decisions made behind closed doors and how the choice was made to bring Palin on the ticket.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack will include: "Creating the Candidate"- political experts Ed Rollins, Gloria Borger, Karen Tumulty, Dana Bash and Jessica Yellinanalyze the unique combination of charisma, endurance and attraction to power needed by those who run for president; and "Game Change: The Phenomenon" - the creators of the film, authors of the book and political experts discuss the controversy, incredible campaign drama and page-to-screen process of Game Change.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Game Change' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 8.

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Game Change (Blu-ray)
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