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Newly Remastered Version of Cameron Crowe’s Mind-Bending Dramatic Thriller Arrives in a Limited-Edition Blu-ray™ for Its 20th Anniversary

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Latest Addition to the Paramount Presents Line Debuts November 16, 2021with New Bonus Content


Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz star in Cameron Crowe’s VANILLA SKY, arriving on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line on November 16, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.



Written for the screen and directed by Crowe and newly remastered from a new 4K film transfer under his supervision, VANILLA SKY is presented in a limited-edition Blu-ray Disc™ with collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments. The Blu-ray includes a new Filmmaker Focus with Crowe, access to a Digital copy of the film, and the extensive legacy bonus content detailed below:


  • · Filmmaker Focus: Cameron Crowe on Vanilla Sky (HD)—NEW!
  • · Commentary by Cameron Crowe & Nancy Wilson
  • · Alternate Ending with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
  • · Prelude to a Dream (SD)
  • · Hitting It Hard (SD)
  • · An Interview with Paul McCartney (SD)
  • · Gag Reel (SD)
  • · Music Video “Afrika Shox” by leftfield/afrika bambaataa (SD)
  • · Photo Gallery with Audio Introduction by photographer Neal Preston (HD)
  • · Mask Test with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
  • · Kurt Russell single take with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
  • · Trailers (SD)
  • · Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)
  • · Credits (HD)

A mind-bending roller coaster ride of romance, suspicion, sex and dreams, VANILLA SKY was produced by Crowe, Cruise and Paula Wagner and features visually stunning cinematography by Academy Award® winner* John Toll (Braveheart, Legends of the Fall), including an unforgettable sequence in New York City’s Times Square. The film was originally released on December 14, 2001 and follows a self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate (Cruise) who finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident.


Paramount Presents: VANILLA SKY

Street Date: November 16, 2021

U.S. Rating: R for sexuality and strong language

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Another Paramount title that has an iTunes 4K/Dolby Vision digital, but is only getting a Blu-ray release.
 

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This one seems like an odd choice since the prior BD only came out 6 years ago.


That said, I wasn't impressed by PQ, so maybe there's room for improvement...
 

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I've been waiting for the price of the Paramount Presents Vanilla Sky Blu-ray to drop for a year now with no luck. Yesterday I noticed a 4K HDR stream is available to rent, so I took a chance on it. The picture quality is unwhelming, it has low contrast and consistent softness all the way thru the movie, almost like watching the DVD. Does the new Blu-ray look like this? Is this how it looked at the cinema?
 

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I've been waiting for the price of the Paramount Presents Vanilla Sky Blu-ray to drop for a year now with no luck. Yesterday I noticed a 4K HDR stream is available to rent, so I took a chance on it. The picture quality is unwhelming, it has low contrast and consistent softness all the way thru the movie, almost like watching the DVD. Does the new Blu-ray look like this? Is this how it looked at the cinema?

I can't answer your question directly, but I have noticed that some Paramount 4k stream upgrades that are not yet available on Blu-ray are not very good. They seem to be old masters upscaled to 4k. I noticed this with Saturday Night Fever which looked so subpar that I turned off my 4k digital copy after five minutes.
 

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I can't answer your question directly, but I have noticed that some Paramount 4k stream upgrades that are not yet available on Blu-ray are not very good. They seem to be old masters upscaled to 4k. I noticed this with Saturday Night Fever which looked so subpar that I turned off my 4k digital copy after five minutes.
Thanks, I saw some comparison shots of the new 48 Hrs. in a review and the Paramount Presents improvement was minor. Hopefully someone that has seen the new Vanilla Sky Blu-ray and/or saw it in the cinema will comment on picture quality.
 

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Thanks, I saw some comparison shots of the new 48 Hrs. in a review and the Paramount Presents improvement was minor. Hopefully someone that has seen the new Vanilla Sky Blu-ray and/or saw it in the cinema will comment on picture quality.

I have the Paramount Presents BD for Vanilla Sky. I was planning on watching it this week (Thursday, likely). I did watch it in the theatre way back when, but I won't pretend to be able to recall much about the experience.

Nonetheless, I'll post my quick review once I watch the movie.
 

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This is a very unusual film for me. I saw this in the cinema and really liked it. Later I purchased the first blu release of the film, watched it again and wondered what the hell I liked about it. This basically does not happen with me. If I like a picture the first time I see it, I tend to like it when I see it again.

Now, sometimes I will watch a picture, not like it when I see it and when I come back to it I end up liking it. It really never goes the other way...except with this film for some reason.

I will watch it again to see if my opinion changes.

I also think the look of this film is intentionally soft and this may not be a film that looks better in 4K. It is supposed to have the feeling of a memory or dream so I think this was made to look the way it does.
 

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The Spanish original, Open Your Eyes, is a much better film. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar, who also contributed to the English version's screenplay, the film stars a young Penelope Cruz.
 

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The Spanish original, Open Your Eyes, is a much better film. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar, who also contributed to the English version's screenplay, the film stars a young Penelope Cruz.
I like both movies. I've been researching upgrades from DVD to Blu-ray. Open Your Eyes is a BDR with burnt in subtitles and, if the 4K UHD stream is a guide, the new Vanilla Sky may be problematic or I'm expecting too much, I never saw it in the cinema!
 

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I'm beginning to think I'll have to watch DRAGONSLAYER from my crypt.
 

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I have the Paramount Presents BD for Vanilla Sky. I was planning on watching it this week (Thursday, likely). I did watch it in the theatre way back when, but I won't pretend to be able to recall much about the experience.

Nonetheless, I'll post my quick review once I watch the movie.
Hi Josh, did you watch Vanilla Sky yet? If so, we'd like to know your thoughts.
 

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Hi Josh, did you watch Vanilla Sky yet? If so, we'd like to know your thoughts.

Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to watch it yet. I forgot that I had a formal dinner on Thursday night for my profession. Last night and tonight my spouse and I are binge watching through the final episodes of Ozark. I'm hoping for Sunday or Monday now!
 

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Both this and the Spanish original are spectacularly intelligent films. I've rewatched both half a dozen times. It's a pity the American version got bashed upon release. Americans are made uncomfortable by films that make them think and don't spoon feed plot points and meanings.
 

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Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to watch it yet. I forgot that I had a formal dinner on Thursday night for my profession. Last night and tonight my spouse and I are binge watching through the final episodes of Ozark. I'm hoping for Sunday or Monday now!
Josh, what are your thoughts on the Paramount Presents Blu-ray?
 

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