REVIEW: A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING
OVERVIEW: Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks (Best Actor, Forrest Gump, 1994) stars in the classic fish-out-of-water tale A Hologram for the King, available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand August 9 from Lionsgate. Based on The New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by David Eggers, the humorous and touching film about one man’s quest to find professional (and personal) redemption was written for the screen and directed by Golden Globe® nominee Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run). Alexander Black (Tim), Sarita Choudhury (TV’s “Homeland”), Sidse Babett Knudsen (TV’s “Westworld”), Ben Whishaw (Spectre) and Tom Skerritt (TV’s “Pickett Fences”) co-star.
The A Hologram for the King
home entertainment release comes with three all-new
behind-the-scenes featurettes including “From Novel to
Screen: The Adaptation of A Hologram for the King” looking
at the transition from best-selling novel to feature film;
“Perfecting the Culture” highlighting the impeccable
production design behind A Hologram for the King; and a
“Making Of” featurette rounding out the bonus footage with
in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks at the
creation of the film.
SYNOPSIS: Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks delivers one of his most engaging performances as Alan Clay, a recently divorced American businessman who is sent overseas to pitch a state-of-the-art holographic teleconferencing system to a king. As Alan vainly tries to navigate new and unusual customs, he finds himself thrust into a series of wonderful misadventures, and a fateful encounter that changes his life forever.
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 Mandarin and English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
English SDH, Spanish
Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
“The Making of A Hologram For The King”
“From Novel to Screen: The Adaptation of A Hologram For The King”
“Perfecting The Culture” Featurette