New Release: Black Swan DVD and Blu-ray

Black Swan movie detailsOscar and Golden Globe Award winner Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman (No Strings Attached), was released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 29, 2011, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Director for Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) and Best Picture, the psychological drama won the Best Acress Oscar and Golden Globe for Portman’s performance in the movie. She stars as a ballet dancer who gets her chance to play the lead in Swan Lake but then suspects that everyone around her is sabotaging her, including the newest dancer in her company (Mila Kunis, Date Night).

Black Swan also stars Vincent Cassel (Ocean’s Thirteen) as the ballet group’s seductive choreographer, Barbara Hershey (Beaches) as Portman’s demanding mother and Winona Ryder (The Dilemma) as the former ballet star whose place on stage Portman is taking.

The R-rated film grossed $106.9 million in theaters.

The DVD was priced at $29.98 and the Blu-ray at $39.99. The DVD contains just one special features:

  • Metamorphosis: A Three-Part Series
    • A behind the scenes look at the filmmaking process from Darren Aronofsky’s visionary directing, to the physically demanding acting, to the stunning special effects.

The Blu-ray has that plus:

  • Behind the Curtain
    • An inside look at the film’s costume and production design.
  • Ten Years in the Making
    • Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky discuss their creative journey, from “preparing for the role” to “dancing with the camera.”
  • Cast Profiles – Roles of a Lifetime
    • Presented by Fox Movie Channel, the stars reflect on the their challenging and rewarding characters

Check out 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.