New Release: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and more Blu-ray

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Three catalog movies came to Blu-ray in January 2011, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and A Beautiful Mind from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and family film My Dog Skip from Warner Home Video.

The Academy Award-winning movies Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and A Beautiful Mind both debuted on Jan. 25.

Jim Carrey (The Truman Show) and Kate Winslet (Hamlet) star in the 2004 quirky romance drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in which a couple erase each other from their memories when their relationship sours, but then realize what they had together. Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right), David Cross (TV’s Running Wilde), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man) and Tom Wilkinson (Rush Hour) also star in the R-rated movie.

The Blu-ray includes these special features:

  • “A Look Inside Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” TV special
  • “A Conversation With Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry,” with the film’s director and co-writer
  • “Inside the Mind of Michel Gondry”
  • “Anatomy of a Scene: Saratoga Avenue”
  • “A Conversation With Kate Winslet and Director Michel Gondry”
  • The Polyphonic Spree “Light & Day” music video
  • Lacuna infomercial
  • Easter egg
  • commentary with Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman
  • Pocket Blu that allows viewers to use their smartphones to interact with the Blu-ray
  • and My Scenes bookmarking feature.

All the special features except the last two are on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Collector’s Edition DVD.

Four-time Oscar-winner A Beautiful Mind, starring Russell Crowe (Robin Hood) as the brilliant economist and mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., whose illness made him believe in people who weren’t really there. The cast also includes Ed Harris (Gone Baby Gone), Jennifer Connelly (Creation), Christopher Plummer (Sound of Music), Paul Bettany (Legion) and Josh Lucas (Peacock).

The Blu-ray of the 2001 PG-13 movie includes these special features:

  • “A Beautiful Partnership: Ron Howard & Brian Grazer”
  • “Development of the Screenplay”
  • “Meeting John Nash”
  • “Casting Russell Crowe & Jennifer Connelly”
  • “The Process of Age Progression”
  • “Final Feature Comparisons”
  • “Creating of the Special Effects”
  • “Inside A Beautiful Mind
  • commentary with director Ron Howard
  • commentary with screenwriter Akiva Goldsman
  • Pocket Blu
  • BD-Live web features
  • My Scenes
My Dog Skip movie scene

My Dog Skip

Family drama My Dog Skip, about a shy boy who grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip,was released on Blu-ray on Jan. 4.

Based on the book by Willie Morris, the movie stars Frankie Muniz (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), Diane Lane (Secretariat), Luke Wilson (Tenure) and Kevin Bacon (Tremors) and grossed $34 million when it ran in theaters in 2000.

Priced at $19.98, My Dog Skip includes these special features on Blu-ray:

  • additional scenes
  • commentary with Muniz and animal trainer Mathilde de Cagney
  • and commentary with director Jay Russell.

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.