'The Tree of Life' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The winner of the 2011 Palme d’Or and the FIPRESCI Grand Prix is coming to home video this October.

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox is working on Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' for Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack on October 11.

Through stunning cinematography and raw emotional power Malick’s hymn to life excavates answers to the most haunting and personal human questions through a kaleidoscope of the intimate and the cosmic, from the raw emotions of a family in a small Texas town to the wildest, infinite edges of space and time, from a boy’s loss of innocence to a man’s transforming encounters with awe, wonder and transcendence.

The Blu-ray Disc presentation utilizes maximum bit rate encoding and 7.1 audio and a 2.0 stereo mix to bring Malick’s visually stunning masterpiece to life providing consumers with a premium cinematic viewing experience for the home. An exclusive 30-minute documentary on the making of the film, Exploring The Tree of Life, allows fans to dig even deeper into Malick’s visionary work and his cinematic legacy through interviews with his collaborators and cast members as well as with directors Christopher Nolan and David Fincher who share an appreciation for his work.

Under Malick’s careful direction 'The Tree of Life' showcases complicated and haunting powerhouse performances by Academy-Award® nominee Brad Pitt ('Fight Club'), Academy Award® winner Sean Penn ('Milk,' 'Mystic River') and newcomer Jessica Chastain ('The Help').

An impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's, the film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn), through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt).

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Tree of Life' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 11.

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The Tree of Life (Blu-ray)
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