New Release: Life in a Day DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Nov. 8, 2011
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Virgil Films & Entertainment and National Geographic Entertainment

Life in a DayMaybe the best of reality TV or YouTube in film form, Life in a Day is a compilation of videos of the lives people from around the world.

The documentary film is an experiment of sorts from filmmakers Ridley Scott (Thelma & Louise) and Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland).

They put out a call on YouTube for people to film their lives over the course of one day, July 24, 2010. The filmmakers got back more than 4,500 hours of footage, showing lives of people in 192 countries.

Directed by Macdonald and executive produced by Scott, Life in a Day compiles the most compelling footage shot by contributors from Australia to Zambia, from major cities to the most remote places on Earth.

Nothing like a couple hours of voyeurism!

Critics generally loved the movie, although there are some dissenters. New Yorker‘s Bruce Diones said, “This pointillistic view of everyday people never quite gels as a movie, but it has its point-and-click moments.”

The 95-minute, PG-13 film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, had a limited run in theaters and was streamed on YouTube. YouTube’s channel for the film has generated more than 40 million views to date.

The DVD and Blu-ray include these special features:

  • footage from unused submissions
  • interviews with Macdonald and editor Joe Walker
  • director’s commentary
  • editor’s commentary

Watch the movie’s touching 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.