REVIEW: THIRD PERSON
OVERVIEW: From two-time Academy AwardŽ winner Paul Haggis (Best Picture & Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Crash, 2004) comes THIRD PERSON, a collection of multi-strand stories of love, relationships and betrayal, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD Sept. 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The all-star ensemble cast includes Academy AwardŽ nominee Liam Neeson (Best Actor, Schindler’s List, 1993), Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Academy AwardŽ winner Adrien Brody (Best Actor, The Pianist, 2002), Olivia Wilde (Rush), Academy AwardŽ nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010), Moran Atias (The Next Three Days), Maria Bello (Prisoners) and Academy AwardŽ winner Kim Basinger (Best Supporting Actress, L.A. Confidential, 1997).
Bonus features include a filmmaker commentary with Paul Haggis, Jo Francis, Moran Atias, Laurence Bennett and Michael Nozik, as well as “The Making of Third Person” and a Q&A with Writer/Director Paul Haggis.
SYNOPSIS: An intriguing and
thought provoking film, THIRD PERSON intricately weaves together the stories of three couples, in three different cities, who appear to have nothing related -- but share deep commonalities. The three tales play out in three cities: in Paris, where a Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Neeson) who recently left his wife
(Basinger) is having a tempestuous affair with an ambitious young journalist (Wilde); in Rome, where a shady American businessman (Brody) meets a mysterious woman
(Atias); and in New York, where a lawyer (Bello) is helping a young mother
(Kunis) in a custody battle with her famous ex-husband (Franco).
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.35:1 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 Arabic and French that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.35:1) 16x9
Arabic, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish French
Filmmaker Commentary with Paul Haggis, Jo Francis, Moran Atias, Laurence Bennett & Michael Nozik
Q&A with Writer/Director Paul Haggis
The Making of Third Person