Isabelle Huppert’s surprise win at the Golden Globes in the Best Actress category for her performance in director Paul Verhoeven’s film adaptation of the Philippe Djian novel “Oh … ” — retitled for the screen as Elle — has suddenly catapulted her into front-runner status in this year’s Oscar derby.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment sensing that Huppert might be the sympathetic favorite — and taking full advantage of the hype surrounding her Oscar nomination — has tabbed Mar. 14 as the street date for both DVD and Blu-ray editions of Elle.
The ARR is 123 days and box office receipts for this French-language arthouse import currently stand at $1.8 million.
Presented in French with English subtitles, bonus features include a pair of featurettes — “A Tale of Empowerment: Making Elle” and “Celebrating an Icon: AFI’s Tribute to Isabelle Huppert.”