Posted Fri May 29, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The acclaimed documentary is planned for Blu-ray in July.
In an early announcement to retailers, Strand Releasing has revealed 'Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life' will arrive on Blu-ray on July 28.
'Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life' is the first authorized film about the life and work of the controversial Russian-born author of such renowned novels as THE FOUNTAINHEAD and ATLAS SHRUGGED. Written, produced and directed by Michael Paxton, AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE is a flux of events, ideas, emotions and accomplishments -- all combining to create an Oscar nominated portrait of one woman's genius and point of view. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress, Sharon Gless, the documentary offers millions of fans the opportunity to relive the drama of Ayn Rand's life and fiction: from her early childhood and escape from Soviet Russia to her struggle and triumph as an American writer whose book sales have exceeded 500,000 annually after eight decades in print. Drawing from personal papers and public archives across two continents, the film combines fact, dramatizations and an intimate weave of interviews with Leonard Peikoff (Ayn Rand's intellectual heir), television journalist Mike Wallace and others, as well as rare photos, film footage and an original film-noir scene from her 1934 play, IDEAL. The material captures Rand's life-long themes of reason, rational selfishness and political freedom. AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE, sweeping from pre-revolutionary Russia to contemporary America, tells the story of a "ferocious angel," a woman, and thinker who continues to incite the curiosity and passion of millions.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements include: Photo Gallery of some never-before-seen photos: Ayn Rand & Frank O'Connor; IDEAL: Stills from the filmed version of Ayn Rand's play and Kay Gonda's "movie roles"; TO LORNE DIETERLING: deleted dance sequence from the film; Bonus Footage of outtakes from the film: IDEAL: The complete filmed version of scenes from Ayn Rand's play; Additional interviews with friends of Ayn Rand; and an episode of FILMMAKERS: An interview with Director Michael Paxton on the making of AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE; Cast & Crew Bios; Website information & Reading list; and Strand Trailers.
You can find the latest specs for 'Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under July 28.
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