OVERVIEW: Steve Carell (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street) and Academy Award® nominated Mark Ruffalo (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, The Kids Are All Right, 2010) star in the multiple Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated psychological thriller FOXCATCHER, available on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD on March 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Based on actual events, this critically acclaimed film from Academy Award® nominated Director Bennett Miller (Best Director, Capote, 2005) tells the story of Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Shultz (Tatum), who is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to his state-of-the-art training facility in preparation for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Hoping it will catapult him out of his brother’s shadow, Mark jumps at the opportunity. But du Pont soon becomes unsatisfied with Mark’s performance, driven by hidden needs, and seeks backing from Mark’s revered and charismatic brother, Dave (Ruffalo). Misguided loyalty, jealousy and ultimately betrayal lead to an unexpected and tragic end.
Bonus features for FOXCATCHER include deleted scenes, as well as the never-before-seen featurette, “The Story of Foxcatcher,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film with Director Bennett Miller, Steve Carell and Channing Tatum.
SYNOPSIS: Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.
With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont's mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark's shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont's favoritism shifts to brother Dave — who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack — the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 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
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
English Frecnh 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English
All-New Featurette: “The Story of Foxcatcher”