Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Words

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 24, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony

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Bradley Cooper and Zoë Saldana star in The Words.

Bradley Cooper (Limitless) and Zoë Saldana (Colombiana) lead a top-notch cast in the 2012 drama romance film The Words.

Cooper stars as Rory Jansen, a young literary hopeful who risks it all to become a success. While on their honeymoon in Paris, Rory and his wife Dora (Saldana) step inside an antique shop where they find a briefcase that will later reveal the key to the career he has always desired… but the find comes with a steep price and the revelation that life’s choices can have a drastic effect on not just the “chooser,” but on all those around him.

Written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal (both of whom collaborated on the story for TRON: Legacy), The Words also stars Jeremy Irons (Margin Call), Dennis Quaid (Pandorum), Ben Barnes (Stardust), and Olivia Wilde (Cowboys & Aliens).

Fine cast and intriguing premise notwithstanding, The Words didn’t do much in terms of “The Gross,” ringing up a tepid $11.5 million upon its wide release to U.S. theaters in September, 2012.

Here’s a breakdown of the bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD editions of the PG-13-rated film.

The DVD Extended Special Edition includes the following:

  • Both the theatrical and extended versions of the feature film
  • “Unabridged: A Look Behind the Scenes of The Words” featurette
  • “A Gentleman’s Agreement” : A Look at how Bradley Cooper and the Filmmakers Found The Words featurette

The Blu-ray Extended Special Edition includes the following:

  • Both the theatrical and extended versions of the film
  • All DVD special features
  • “Clay and Daniella” (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • “The Young Man and Celia” (Blu-ray exclusive)


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.