THIS TIME YOU GET ALL THE FACTS
Normally when I post something here I take the information and edit it down for you to read. With the announcement of the upcoming “Memento” Special Edition DVD I thought you should know everything I know so you can get as excited as I am.
So here is the official press release:
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Christopher Nolanís Revolutionary Film
CULVER CITY, Calif. (April 12, 2002) — MEMENTO, the intricately designed, double-Oscar-nominated cinematic mystery, will be released May 21 by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment in a highly anticipated, two-disc limited-edition DVD designed by writer-director Christopher Nolan.
For viewers, the surprises and mysteries only begin with the critically lauded box-office hit, which was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and was the winner of four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture. In fact, the limited-edition DVD offers a series of mindbenders and challenges designed by Nolan that begin the moment one of the setís two discs is inserted into the player. At its core, the DVD is constructed as an elaborate mental puzzle that the viewer must solve in order to watch the film and the added-value elements.
“I’ve enjoyed flexing my creative muscles to come up with something completely new and unique to the DVD format,” said writer/director Christopher Nolan. “I hope fans of MEMENTO will enjoy not only the film, but also the extra features and challenges that the DVD offers.”
The MEMENTO limited-edition DVD features the most extensive, full-length directorís commentary since the filmís theatrical release. One disc is devoted to the film itself, which has been digitally remastered and promises the best-ever viewing experience of MEMENTO. It also includes a surprise-filled commentary by Christopher Nolan.
The second disc offers a wealth of special features that includes the 23-minute documentary “Anatomy of a Scene.” Originally shown on The Sundance Channel, it breaks down a single scene from script to design to photography to its final screen version. Also included on the limited-edition DVD is the original short story by Jonathan Nolan, as well as a a “directorís script” that allows viewers to dissect the filmís unique structure by switching between a scene and Nolanís annotated film script by using a DVD playerís angle-change feature.
The newly designed limited edition of MEMENTO will be housed in some of the most unique and creative packaging ever produced, and within it viewers will find hidden assistance to solving the puzzles of the DVD.
In MEMENTO, Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) plays Leonard Shelby, a man who finds himself without any recollection of recent events – except the knowledge that his wife has been murdered. Using instant photos and a body filled with tattooed reminders, he pursues the man he believes responsible for his wifeís death. Or does he?
MEMENTO: Also starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano. Executive Producers Aaron Ryder, William Tyrer, Chris J. Ball. Produced by Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd. Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, based on a story by Jonathan Nolan. Directed by
* Limited-Edition, Two-Disc Set
* Remastered in High Definition
* Widescreen Presentation
* Directorís Commentary
* Directorís Script
* “Anatomy of a Scene” Sundance Channel Documentary
* Production Stills and Sketches
* Theatrical Trailer, International Trailer and TV Advertising
* Audio: DTS English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
* Subtitles: English, Spanish
* Scene Selections
MPAA Rating: R / Original Release: 2001
Color / Closed Captioned / 113 minutes
DVD #07646 / UPC Code: 0-43396-07646-4
Order Date: April 23, 2002
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures’ global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home video acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment technologies and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries worldwide. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.spe.sony.com
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