If you enjoy the movies — whether theatrically or in some other viewing venue — you can only hope that the stories that writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Best Picture nominee, Phantom Thread is three-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis’ final film are simply not true.
This is an actor who has given us performances is such films as My Left Foot (Best Actor), My Beautiful Laundrette, A Room with a View, The Last of the Mohicans, In the Name of the Father (nominated, Best Actor), Gangs of New York (nominated, Best Actor), There Will Be Blood (Best Actor) and Lincoln (Best Actor) that stand the test of time.
This is not, sadly, one of his best … and even so, not at his best, he is still nominated for Best Actor for his performance as a 1950s era fashion designer, who develops a very, very odd (sorry, no spoilers here) relationship with a waitress (Vicky Krieps — The Colony), who is clearly out — way, way out — of his social circle.
With that said, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has selected Apr. 10 for the DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack release of Phantom Thread. The ARR works out to 106 days and domestic ticket sales were a lackluster $14.1 million.
As to bonus features, there are camera tests with commentary by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, deleted scenes and a pair of featurettes — “House of Woodcock Fashion Show” and “Behind the Scenes Photographs.”