New Release: Charlie St. Cloud DVD and Blu-ray

Charlie St. Cloud movie sceneUniversal Studios Home Entertainment released Zac Efron-starring drama Charlie St. Cloud on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 9, 2010, in a quick 10-week turnaround after the movie’s release in theaters. Purchases of the Blu-ray will be able to stream one of two bonus movies via BD-Live Internet access.

Based on the novel by Ben Sherwood, Charlie St. Cloud stars Efron as a young man trying to overcome his grief from the death of his younger brother. Magically, he’s able to play catch and talk with the ghost of his brother each night, but he’s torn between that and moving on with a newfound love, played by Amanda Crew. Donal Logue, Ray Liotta, Kim Basinger and newcomer Charlie Tahen round out the cast.

Released in theaters on July 30, the drama grossed $30 million.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray version of Charlie St. Cloud include these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • “On Location With Zac Efron,” as the actor takes viewers on a ride in Vancouver
  • “Zac Efron, Leading Man” conversation with director Burr Steers about his vision for the movie and how Efron fit in
  • “The In-Between World” featurette with psychics, mediums and parapsychologists talking about what happens when we die
  • and commentary with Steers.

The Blu-ray also offers these exclusive special features:

  • My Scenes bookmark feature
  • and Pocket Blu feature to allow viewers to use their smart phone, iPod or iPad as a remote control, show a video timeline, unlock bonus material and enter data into a Blu-ray player via the device’s keyboard.

Blu-ray owners can stream either 1998 Robin Williams-starrer What Dreams May Come or 1992 Susan Sarandon drama Lorenzo’s Oil with BD-Live.

The PG-13 Charlie St. Cloud was priced at $29.98 on DVD and $39.98 on Blu-ray. The high-definition version comes with DTS-HD sound.

Here’s the movie’s trailer:


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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.