REVIEW: THE IDES OF MARCH
Directed by Oscar® and Golden Globe nominated writer-director George Clooney (Best Achievement in Directing, Good Night, and Good Luck, 2005) and featuring an all-star cast that has received a combined 13 Academy Award® nominations, three Academy Awards, 23 Golden Globe nominations and 6 Golden Globes®, The Ides of March debuts on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™, DVD and Digital January 17th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The powerhouse cast includes Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling (Best Actor, Half Nelson, 2006), Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Best Actor, Capote, 2005), Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti (Best Supporting Actor, Cinderella Man, 2005), Academy Award winner George Clooney (Best Supporting Actor, Syriana, 2005), Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei (Best Supporting Actress, My Cousin Vinny, 1992), and Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, Across the Universe) in the story of a young, idealistic staffer who gets caught up in a political scandal during a presidential campaign.
Bonus materials on the DVD include two behind-the-scenes featurettes and commentary with George Clooney and Grant Heslov. The Blu-ray exclusively offers two additional fetaurettes and UltraViolet. With UltraViolet, owners of the Blu-ray will be able to add The Ides of March to their free Digital Rights Library, enabling them to instantly stream or download the film!
Ambition seduces and power corrupts in a nerve-wracking thriller from Academy Award® nominated director George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck). Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling) has sworn to give all for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney), a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal Ohio primary threatens to test Morris's integrity. Stephen gets trapped in the down-and-dirty battle, discovering himself caught up in a scandal where the only path to survival is to play both sides. The all-star cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 Dolby Digital
in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
English and Spanish subtitles.
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Subtitles - English Spanish Optional
“Believe: George Clooney” Featurette
“On The Campaign: The Cast of Ides of March” Featurette
Commentary with George Clooney and Grant Heslov
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