Blu-ray, DVD Release: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
Price: DVD $22.97, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99
Studio: Warner Home Video

Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseExploring grief, the drama movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The film stars newcomer Thomas Horn as 11-year-old Oskar Schell, who’s mourning the death of his father (Tom Hanks, Larry Crowne) a year earlier in the World Trade Center. When he finds a key in his father’s belongings, Oskar goes on a quest across the five boroughs of New York to find the lock the key will open and meets various survivors along the way. During his journey, Oskar sees links between himself and his father, his mother (Sandra Bullock, Crash) who seems so far away and the discombobulating world around him.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, rated PG-13, also stars Viola Davis (The Help) and Max Von Sydow (Shutter Island), who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. It was directed by Stephen Daldry (The Reader) from a screenplay by Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Blu-ray boxBased on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, the drama movie clicked better with audiences than critics and grossed $31 million when it was in theaters. Detroit News‘ Tom Long said it’s “the kind of movie you want to punch in the nose.” Ouch!

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo comes with four featurettes:

  • “Making Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • “Finding Oskar”
  • “Ten Years Later”
  • “Max Von Sydow: Dialogues With the Renter.”

The Blu-ray also offers a downloadable or streamable version of the film via UltraViolet, which must be redeemed by March 27, 2014.

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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.