SPHE Press Release: The Squid And The Whale

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    THE SQUID AND THE WHALE
    Arriving on Special Edition DVD March 21, 2006

    Culver City, CA (01/16/2006) – From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment comes the critically acclaimed THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, the heart-warming and whimsical story based on the true childhood experiences of award-winning director/writer Noah Baumbach (Best Director; Best Screenplay, 2005 Sundance Film Festival) of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980’s, available on Special Edition DVD March 21, 2006.

    Winner of three GOLDEN GLOBE nominations including Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by and Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
    (Jeff Daniels) and Best Performance by and Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Laura Linney); nominated for six INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead (Laura Linney), Best Male Lead (Jeff Daniels) and Best Supporting Male (Jesse Eisenberg); nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America; voted Best Screenplay by the National Society of Film Critics; and winner of an IPA SATELLITE AWARD for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama (Laura Linney),
    THE SQUID AND THE WHALE will be available on Special Edition DVD for the SLP of $26.96.

    Directed by Noah Baumbach (Kicking and Screaming), “One of the smartest young U.S. filmmakers around (Mike Goodridge, Screen International),” and produced by Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore) THE SQUID AND THE WHALE features an all-star cast including Golden Globe nominated Jeff Daniels (Dumb & Dumber, Speed), OSCAR® Nominated and Golden Globe nominated Laura Linney (Exorcism of Emily Rose, Kinsey), OSCAR® Award Winner Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men), William Baldwin (Backdraft, Flatliners), Jesse Eisenberg (Roger Doger, The Village) and Owen Kline (The Anniversary Party) and was also Winner of 2005 Sundance Film Festival for Best Director & Best Screenplay.

    Synopsis

    The patriarch (Jeff Daniels) of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but has settled into a teaching job. When his wife (Laura Linney) discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family, leaving two teenage sons to forge new relationships with their parents. Linney's character begins dating her younger son's tennis coach (William Baldwin). Meanwhile, Daniels' character has an affair with the student (Anna Paquin) his older son is pursuing.

    DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:

    Director commentary
    Behind the Scenes featurette
    A conversation with director Noah Baumbach and Philip Lopate

    Rated: R for strong sexual content, graphic dialogue and language

    Color
    Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 81 minutes
    DVD Catalog #: 13494
    DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-13494-2
    DVD Order Date: 02/16/06
    DVD SLP: $26.96
     
  2. rich_d

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    Now if only Baumbach's first film KICKING AND SCREAMING will make it to DVD (there were rumors of a Criterion release a while back).
     
  4. Chris Minogue

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    Is March 21st the official release date? My local Hollywood video shows it coming out this Tuesday, Netflix says the 28th of Feb. and amazon shows March 21st.

    Which is the correct date?
     
  5. Michael Reuben

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    Unless Sony has issued a new announcement, it's probably the March date in the press release.

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