'Magnolia' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Mon Sep 21, 2009 at 03:00 PM PDT by

One of the most anticipated Tom Cruise films will make its high-definition debut early next year.

Warner Brothers is bringing Paul Thomas Anderson's star-studded 'Magnolia,' starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and William H. Macy to Blu-ray on January 19.

Anderson’s follow up to Boogie Nights was called “one of the best movies of the year” by Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers and was nominated for three Academy Awards®-- Best Supporting Actor (Tom Cruise, in an amazing performance as a sleazy infomercial host); Best Original Song (Save Me by Aimee Mann) and an Original Screenplay nomination for Anderson. The film takes place in a single day in Los Angeles, focusing on a number of interconnected people whose lives are forever changed as they search for love and meaning in a chaotic world. The film chronicles such diverse occurrences as a suicide turned homicide by a quirk of timing; a motivational speaker motivated by rage; and a quiz kid rendered stupid by a lightning strike. Besides Cruise, look for more great acting from Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Jason Robards, Philip Baker Hall and Julianne Moore.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Magnolia Video Diary -- Covers the blossoming of a modern-day masterwork; Frank T.J. Mackey Seminar; Seduce and Destroy Infomercial; One and Save Me -- Aimee Mann music videos; and theatrical trailers and TV spots.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $28.99.

By the way, Warner's publicity e-mail also hinted that Anderson's 'Boogie Nights' is coming to Blu-ray sometime in early 2010.

You can find the latest specs for 'Magnolia' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 19.

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Magnolia (Blu-ray)
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