Monday, February 11, 2019

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Tabs Apr. 6 For Director Mimi Leder’s On the Basis of Sex And Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis' Welcome to Marwen

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment announced this past week that a pair of recent theatrical releases will be making the transition to the home entertainment marketplace on Apr. 9.

The first of these is director Mimi Leder’s On the Basis of Sex, which looks at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s (played by Felicity Jones — Oscar nominated for Best Actress in The Theory of Everything) early career and marriage to Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), with a special focus on her role in the 1972 Moritz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue case.
The ARR is 102 days and box office receipts currently stand at $22.9 million.

Planned for release are DVD and Blu-ray editions with bonus features including a trio of featurettes — “A Supreme Team: Making On the Basis of Sex,” “Legacy of Justice” and “Martin and Ruth: A Loving Partnership.”

Also arriving on Apr. 9 as both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack selections is writer/director Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen.

The ARR works out to 109 days and the domestic box office haul was a disappointing $10.8 million.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyBased on the true story of Mark Hogancamp‘s (played by Steve Carell) post-assault recovery and eccentric creation of the World War II Belgian village of “Marwencol” — documented in Jeff Malmberg award-winning 2010 film MarwencolWelcome to Marwen might have seemed like a terrific idea, especially in the hands of Robert Zemeckis, but its odd presentation left theatrical audiences mystified.   

Home entertainment gives the film a second chance, especially for those who didn’t have the opportunity to catch it during the busy Christmas holiday season.
Bonus features include eight deleted scenes and a quartet of featurettes — “Marwen's Citizens,” “A Visionary Director,” “Building Marwen” and “Living Dolls.”

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