New Release: American Beauty Sapphire Series Blu-ray

American Beauty movie scene The 1999 movie that made men salivate over rose petals, American Beauty debuted on high-definition Blu-ray on Sept. 21, 2010. Paramount Home Entertainment released the five-time Academy Award winner as part of its Bu-ray Sapphire Series and priced at $29.99.

The drama, starring Kevin Spacey (Seven) as a man going through a middle-age crisis, won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Sam Mendes, Road to Perdition), Best Actor (Spacey), Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay. American Beauty also stars Mena Suvari (Factory Girl) as Spacey’s young object of lust, Annette Bening (Mother and Child) as Spacey’s controlling wife, Thora Birch (Ghost World) as their teenage daughter and Wes Bentley (Jonah Hex) as the strange neighbor who’s in love with Spacey’s son.

American Beauty Blu-ray boxThe contemporary classic came to Blu-ray with these special features:

  • featurette “American Beauty: Look Closer…”
  • storyboard presentation with Mendes and director of photography Conrad L. Hall, who also partnered with Mendes on Road to Perdition

All the extras were also included on the special edition DVD released in 2000.

Here’s a trailer of the movie:


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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.