I know critics of the film didn't wait too long to drop their "Button ain't gonna make any money" hymn to sing along to the "Button shouldn't be a Criterion release" tune. But what the hell. We all know everyone will end up buying the DVD anyway -- because even for the poor souls that just couldn't like the story, it's still a must-have Fincher flick!
Over at Criterion you can find not only a neat little photo gallery and cast and crew credits. You can take a look at the special features assembled for the 2-disc DVD and BluRay release:
Interviews with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett Audio commentary featuring Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher Never-before-seen footage revealing the innovative techniques behind the Academy Award–winning visual effects and makeup Step-by-step examination of the motion-capture process aging Brad Pitt In-depth exploration of David Fincher’s creative process on the set Interview with acclaimed composer Alexandre Desplat about the score Featurettes on the film’s storyboards, costumes, and Academy Award–winning art direction Stills galleries, including costume design and candid behind-the-scenes production photos Optional French- and Spanish-dubbed soundtracks Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, and optional French and Spanish subtitles PLUS: An essay by film critic Kent Jones
The In-depth exploration (hopefully at least an hour long!) of Fincher's process is really the biggest selling point for me, for this special version of the DVD I mean. I figure, since I am getting the film anyway, what the heck, I'll just buy the Criterion version -- since any examination of Fincher's craft cannot be anything less than worth devouring!
US-release date for these titles is May 5th 2009, so that's just around the corner. And if you feel like it and haven't already done it, you can pre-order the single DVD, 2-disc DVD and BluRay edition via my Amazon store -- it beats Criterion's shop price by about 5 bucks each. Please note: The single disc version, to my knowledge, DOES NOT include the special features!
Anyway, happy shopping!