OVERVIEW: From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Music (Original Song) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Penélope Cruz), comes the star-studded movie musical event of the year NINE, lighting up screens on Blu-ray™ and DVD this May 4, 2010. A veritable who’s who of Hollywood hottest, most decorated stars, including Academy Award®-winners Daniel Day-Lewis (2008, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for There Will Be Blood; 1999, Best Actor in a Leading Role for My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown), Marion Cotillard (2008, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for La Vie En Rose), Penélope Cruz (2009, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Judi Dench (1999, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Shakespeare in Love), Nicole Kidman (2003, Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Hours) and Sophia Loren (1962, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Two Women), as well as Academy Award® Nominee Kate Hudson (2000, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Almost Famous) along with music superstar Fergie - all of whom dazzle in this white hot, glittering celebration of the drama, the glamour
and the passion of moviemaking. Now, viewers can experience every electrifying musical number, gorgeous costume and stunning performance like never before when they take home the Blu-ray™ or DVD, featuring eye-popping picture clarity and crystal clear sound, plus hours of tantalizing bonus features that take you behind-the-scenes of this thrilling new musical drama!
SYNOPSIS: Passion, fantasy, lust, love, art, style, delusions, dreams – life has always been a circus for world-famous 1960s movie director Guido Contini (DANIEL DAY-LEWIS) . . . only now he can’t escape it in the vibrant and provocative dramatic musical, NINE.
Renowned for his brilliant moviemaking and desired by many, Guido is about to kick off production on his highly anticipated ninth picture, ITALIA, when, suddenly, the bottom drops out of both his ample creative powers and his fervid love life, as they simultaneously unravel out of control.
Surrounded by a panorama of astonishing women—his tempting mistress Carla (PENÉLOPE CRUZ), his devoted wife Luisa (MARION COTILLARD), his muse Claudia (NICOLE KIDMAN), his costume designer and confidante Lilli (JUDI DENCH), a flirty journalist from Vogue (KATE HUDSON), an instructive prostitute from his childhood (STACY FERGUSON) and his beloved Mamma (SOPHIA LOREN) – Guido searches for inspiration and possible salvation amid the free fall.
As he does, the historic Stage 5 at Cinecitta Studios in Rome is lit up by Guido’s most evocative desires, memories and dreams—which transform into dynamic, expansive musical fantasies—as NINE draws ever closer to the moment when Guido must overcome his demons and call “Action!”
The innovative, award-winning Broadway musical sensation inspired by the movies—NINE—comes full circle back to the screen stirringly re-invented as the richly cinematic story of an artist’s epic mid-life crisis by Academy Award®-nominated director Rob Marshall, who brought CHICAGO so dazzlingly to life.
DVD: The film is presented in widescreen with a
2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its theatrical
format. Looks clean images without any types of color
saturation. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has done it
again with this transfer. Not only the picture looks
good in this version of the film, also the sound it is
good. A Dolby Digital English and French 5.1
providing a nice complement to the picture. It also includes
English and French.
In terms of Special Features
the DVD includes plenty of material worth watching. It includes
a feature commentary by producer John DeLuca and director Rob
Marshall. It also includes a total of eight featurettes giving
viewers an excellent look at the making of the film. In addition
to the featurettes the DVD comes with threee music videos
including the Music video for the song "Take It All"
Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40:1)
Digital 5.1 Surround - French and English
Subtitles - English- French
Commentary with Director Rob Marshall and Producer John DeLuca
“The Incomparable Daniel Day Lewis” Featurette
“The Women of Nine” Featurette
“Director Rob Marshall” Featurette
“Behind the Look of Nine” Featurette
“The Dancers of Nine” Featurette
“The Choreography of “Be Italian”” Featurette
“Making of “Cinema Italiano”” Featurette
“The Choreography of “Cinema Italiano”” Featurette
“Cinema Italiano” Music Video
“Take It All” Music Video
“Unusual Way” Music Video
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