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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that The Great Gatsby will be released on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 27. The studio has released a trailer for this home video release, and we also have the cover art and full press release with all the official details. Take a look at footage from director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation then read on for all the special features details.
Experience F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece like never before when The Great Gatsby arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on August 27 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Oscar nominee Baz Luhrmann, The Great Gatsby is the haunting American tale of a Midwestern writer who moves to New York and becomes entangled in the life of his captivating, wealthy neighbor.
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby made some unexpected waves at the box office when it hit theaters at the the beginning of the Summer movie season. If you missed out on the film in theaters (or just want to see it again), Warner Bros. has just released the details on the upcoming blu-ray. Come inside to see when you can get your hands on it, and what special features will be on the disc!
You can own The Great Gatsby on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download August 27, 2013. The film will come packed with a slew of special features. Check out all the details in the press release I've posted below:
Experience F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece like never before when "The Great Gatsby" arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on August 27 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Oscar® nominee Baz Luhrmann, »
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The latest film version of The Great Gatsby is currently the talk of the film industry, having just debuted Stateside and opened the Cannes Film Festival this week. Based on F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, the story showcases everything from seduction and money to buried secrets among the elite society in the Roaring '20s.
This is the only Gatsby film to have been made in Fitzgerald's lifetime and the only silent interpretation of the story. Directed by Herbert Brenon and released by Paramount Pictures, this is a true example of a "lost film" with the below trailer the only evidence of its existence. According to Anne Margaret Daniel in the Huffington Post, the film was not appreciated by the author and his wife Zelda Fitzgerald, »
To celebrate the release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby in cinemas in both 2D and spectacular 3D on May 16th we are offering five lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the films soundtrack and the film tie-in book!
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- Dan Bullock
The Movie: The Great Gatsby (2013) Studio: Warner Bros. Director: Baz Luhrmann Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan, Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker, Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson and Jason Clarke as George Wilson Screenwriters: Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald RottenTomatoes: 48% MetaCritic: 55/100 Snippet from My Review: (read my full review here) The Great Gatsby is, without a doubt, too long and yet it isn't a disaster. Neither is it a great film or even really a good one for that matter. I did, however, love DiCaprio and Debicki as well as the themes that shine through even though Luhrmann felt compelled to overplay them. I do believe Luhrmann is the right director to give this story a life unlike what is found in the pages of Fitzgerald's book »
- Brad Brevet
The Great Gatsby Movie: Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘Heir apparent to Cary Grant’ (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby) [See previous post: "The Great Gatsby 2013: Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann Shine; Story Essence Lost."] The role of the enigmatic, larger-than-life Gatsby would seem a difficult one to cast in an age when movie stars have been replaced by whatever pre-digested superhero is easiest to market and promote. Consider us lucky that one of the only movie stars left in American film makes a terrific Gatsby. There are moments when Leonardo DiCaprio, who previously worked with Luhrmann in 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, looks the heir apparent to Cary Grant. Our first head-on shot of Gatsby shows the character as the very embodiment of America’s unbridled optimism. His reputation as a good-time Charlie is surpassed only by his opacity. To the hundreds of guests who excitedly converge upon his bedazzled mansion, he’s a glamorous riddle, a thrower of epic house parties who might have »
- Mark Keizer
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While modern Hollywood may always be ravenous for an adaptation, no director has such a unique taste for giving classic literature the poppy cinematic treatment like director Baz Luhrmann. In 1996, he helmed Romeo + Juliet, which used dialogue ripped right from Shakespeare’s text, and placed the story into a contemporary setting enlivened by a thoroughly ’90s soundtrack.
Luhrmann’s latest attempt at sprucing up a classic comes with The Great Gatsby, an adaptation that respects the time period of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, but utilizes a contemporary soundtrack and a wild color palette. This version of Great Gatsby overall remains fairly faithful to its source material, honoring sections of dialogue verbatim, and slimming down the novel’s gorgeous narration. However, there are some curious additions and omissions in this film, »
- Nick Allen
Filmmakers who adapt a novel are not beholden to the major themes of that novel. They're free to take away what they want to see and leave the richer aspects of the material behind. Such is the case with Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Where Fitzgerald saw the relationship between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan as a laughable excuse to escape into the past, Luhrmann sees a doomed romance because Baz Luhrmann likes stories about doomed romances*. And like his previous movies—Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and Australia—Luhrmann is too afraid of actual intimacy, and covers it up in glitter and other shiny objects while laboring under the delusion that it makes the story operatic. With The Great Gatsby, Luhrmann isn't adapting Fitzgerald as much as he's remaking Baz Luhrmann. Breaking away from the novel, Luhrmann's version has Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) in a sanitarium. »
- Matt Goldberg
"The Great Gatsby" has been a staple on the high school and college syllabus for nearly a century, so it's probably not a big spoiler to remind you that Jay Gatsby dies near the end, shot to death in his swimming pool by George Wilson, who mistakenly blames Gatsby for driving the car that killed Wilson's wife, Myrtle. But even if you hadn't read the book, it wouldn't be too big of a shock to see Leonardo DiCaprio's Gatsby die in the new film version of "The Great Gatsby" (opening May 10). After all, it's hard to think of a current leading man who's suffered more on-screen deaths than DiCaprio. (For what it's worth, DiCaprio is stepping into the shoes of Robert Redford, who played Gatsby in the 1974 version, and who was the leading man in his own day who was least likely to survive until the the end credits rolled. »
- Gary Susman
For its first two thirds, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is busy busy busy with nary a minute to avoid an onslaught of stylized metaphors. People keep asking me Is it like “Moulin Rouge”? Well no, it’s not nearly as unruly because Luhrmann has to stick– more or less- to the F. Scott Fitzgerald text. He has a structure and a story and at some point he has to get with the program. And he does. The last third of his Gatsby is one of the most beautiful, moving films I’ve ever seen. And the first two thirds? They are a joyride through the director’s wild imagination. So we’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio as the mysterious and pained Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as the narrator Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan. And then are the secondary roles: Elizabeth Debicki making quite »
- Roger Friedman
“I want to write something new, something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.”
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. In his adaptation, the filmmaker combines his distinctive visual, sonic, and storytelling styles in 3 Dimensions, weaving a Jazz Age cocktail faithful to Fitzgerald’s text and relevant to now. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the title role.
In theaters on May 10th, “The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. »
- Movie Geeks
If you listen to the show, you know that I’m nervous about Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming effort, The Great Gatsby. I’m unconvinced that Leo can pull of Gatsby, if I’m being honest, but more importantly, Luhrmann’s bent toward dropping stories into the same formula doesn’t seem in line with the story.
At any rate, it seems like some things are being managed well enough, if we just look at the images. I’ll give them Carey Mulligan though, she could be a good fit.
Will you be in line for this one on opening day?
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. In his adaptation, the filmmaker combines his distinctive visual, sonic, and storytelling styles in 3 Dimensions, weaving a Jazz Age cocktail faithful to Fitzgerald’s text and relevant to now. »
- Marc Eastman
If you’re a big fan of the book and are curious about past adaptations, check out this post from earlier this week which includes clips from all of the American adaptations of The Great Gatsby.
Also check out the soundtrack list from 24 Hip Hop.
Official Synopsis for The Great Gatsby (2013):
Academy Award® nominee DiCaprio (Blood Diamond, Aviator) plays Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire starring as Nick Carraway; Joel Edgerton and Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education) as Tom and Daisy Buchanan; Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson; and newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker. Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim.
- Alex Corey
The Great Gatsby’s writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann and collaborators Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, an executive producer on the film, and Anton Monsted , its executive music supervisor, also revealed the lineup for the movie’s soundtrack today, which encompasses the broad spectrum of musical styles represented in this energetic re-telling of the classic text. The joint announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records.
Drawing on his unique and unrivalled position in popular culture, Jay Z (with collaborator and the film’s executive music consultant Jeymes Samuel) has worked with Luhrmann and his team on the project over the past two years, translating the Jazz Age sensibility of F. Scott Fitzgerald ’s novel »
- Michelle McCue
Just when it seemed like there was no possible way for Baz Luhrmann to blow us away any further with The Great Gatsby, the third trailer for the film hits the web featuring a ton of new footage and showcasing some of the soundtrack’s original songs. It is also astonishingly good.
I could, and probably will, be raving about this trailer for days. The first two were exceptional, but this is just on a whole new level. It doesn’t have the surprise factor of last summer’s trailer, but it more than makes up for that in new footage and incredible music.
The narration from Tobey Maguire does a lot to enlighten those who may not be as familiar with the original novel, but perhaps the best moment is when Leonardo DiCaprio loses his cool at Joel Edgerton, silencing the room and the trailer. This preview also provides »
- Alexander Lowe
The following Great Gatsby posters are brought to you by The Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide.
Many of us are crossing our fingers hoping that this Baz Luhrmann-directed Gatsby will do justice to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best-known work. Luhrmann did a respectable job with William Shakespeare’s best-known work twelve years ago and he did it with Leonardo DiCaprio as his leading man. On May 10th, we will know if this reunion between director and leading man yielded similar results.
Are you curious to see what previous adaptations of The Great Gatsby looked like?
Great Gatsby Through The Ages
The Great Gatsby (1926) Trailer
The Great Gatsby (1949) Film
The Great Gatsby (1974) Trailer
The Great Gatsby (2000) Film
G (2002) trailer
The Great Gatsby (2013) latest TV Spot: “If there’s anything you want, just ask for it, old sport”
*The adaptation from 2000 was a TV movie
*I was unable to track down trailers »
- Alex Corey
On the heels of the announcement that director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15th, comes official word that Grammy Award-winning musical artist Shawn “Jay Z” Carter has collaborated on the film and is serving as Executive Producer to bring the modern “Jazz Age” energy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original text to the big screen, procuring, performing, producing and arranging for a soundtrack featuring some of the world’s top musical artists.
Jay Z’s contributions, woven amongst a score by long-time Luhrmann collaborator, composer Craig Armstrong, drive Gatsby’s champagne-infused dance floors, rumble in New York’s illegal speakeasies, and foreshadow the tragedy behind Gatsby’s “extraordinary gift for hope.” To articulate the film’s “1920s-Meets-Now” sound, Jay Z also comes to “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack as a performer and contributor of original music.
Luhrmann and Jay Z were introduced »
- Michelle McCue
Though still in pre-production mode, Matt Reeves is slowly putting together his upcoming movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Today, he’s nabbed Jason Clarke, who gave a memorable performance playing the unmerciful CIA operative in Zero Dark Thirty.
Set fifteen years after what happens in the prequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes follows a group of scientists trying to survive after the population has dwindled due to the virus that was unleashed in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Clarke will most likely be playing one of the scientists but that is unconfirmed as of now. The storyline also sees the highly intelligent ape, Caesar (portrayed by Andy Serkis) struggling to maintain his position as the king of the apes.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes had a rocky start when Rupert Wyatt, who helmed the previous movie, announced that he wasn’t »
- Efe Dada
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