New Release: Midnight in Paris DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Dec. 20, 2011
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Midnight in ParisLegendary writer/director Woody Allen (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger) takes on romance and time-travel with the 2011 movie Midnight in Paris.

The romantic comedy stars Owen Wilson (Hall Pass) as a writer who’s a successful but unfulfilled screenwriter — he’d rather write a novel. During a vacation in Paris with his fiance (Rachel McAdams, Morning Glory) and her well-to-do parents (Kurt Fuller of TV’s Psych and Mimi Kennedy of Due Date), Wilson’s Gil finds inspiration when, at midnight, he’s whisked back to 1920s Paris and hobnobs with the likes of Hemingway (Corey Stoll, Salt), Pablo Picasso (Argentina actor Marcial Di Fonzo Bo) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston, Thor). While his fiance cozies up with the know-it-all Paul (Michael Sheen, Tron: Legacy) in the real time, Wilson finds himself falling for Marion Cotillard (Inception) and Paris in the Roaring Twenties. Who wouldn’t?

Alison Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Adrien Brody (Splice) and Kathy Bates (Alice) also star in the PG-13 film, which grossed a great $55 million in a limited but long rollout in theaters.

Woody Allen’s movies can be an acquired taste, but Midnight in Paris was well-liked by both critics and audience members, scoring 93% and 85%, respectively, on Rotten Tomatoes.

The discs don’t have much in the way of special features. Both the Blu-ray and DVD contain the “Midnight in Cannes” featurette. The Blu-ray adds a cast and crew photo gallery.

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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.