New Release: Gia Blu-ray

Release Date: Nov. 8, 2011
Price: Blu-ray $14.98
Studio: HBO Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video

GiaAlthough it wasn’t her first movie, the film that made audiences and critics alike pay attention to Angelina Jolie (Salt) was Gia, and the role earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

Gia Blu-ray boxAired on HBO in 1998, Gia tells the true story of America’s first supermodel, Gia Carangi (Jolie). In 1970s New York, Gia appears to have it all — money, power and fame — but she quickly gets drawn down by life in the fast lane, including drugs.

The biography drama also stars Faye Dunaway (Network), who won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress; Mercedes Reuhl (Big); Elizabeth Mitchell (TV’s V) and Mila Kunis (Black Swan).

For its high-definition debut, Gia was remastered, according to HBO.


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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.