New Release: A Single Man DVD and Blu-ray

A Single Man movie scene with Colin FirthOscar nominee A Single Man arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on July 6, 2010, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Based on the novel by Christopher Isherwood, the drama film stars Colin Firth (nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor) and Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski).

The movie is set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis. A Single Man tells the story of a single day in the life of George Falconer (Firth), a British college professor who is struggling to find meaning in his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim ( Matthew Goode, Leap Year). George is consoled by his friend Charley (Moore), who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. Meanwhile, one of George’s young students, Kenny (Clash of the Titans‘ Nicholas Hoult) stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit.

The movie had a limited run in theaters and grossed $9 million. Variety called the film “luminous and treasurable.”

The DVD and Blu-ray include a commentary writer/director Tom Ford (his writer/directorial debut) and a making-of featurette. And the Blu-ray has Sony’s MovieIQ BD-Live feature, a movie trivia database that’s accessible while the movie plays.

The DVD was priced at $27.96 and Blu-ray at $34.95.

See the full list of 2010 Oscar nominees and winners on DVD and Blu-ray.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.