“Haunting, beautiful, textured” – Los Angeles Times
Street Date: 5/4/10
DVD SRP: $27.98
Blu-ray Disc SRP: $39.99
Tetro is the hauntingly beautiful drama written and directed by five-time Academy Award® winner Francis Ford Coppola (Patton, Original Screenplay, 1970; The Godfather, Adapted Screenplay, 1972; The Godfather: Part II, Best Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, 1974) that critics can’t stop praising. The San Francisco Chronicle called the film “the most beautiful looking movie you’ll see all year.” “It feels good to see Coppola back in form” praised Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, and “there isn’t a frame of this raw and riveting movie that Coppola doesn’t invest with feeling” hailed Rolling Stone.
Starring Vincent Gallo (Buffalo ’66) and set in Argentina, Tetro tells the bittersweet story of two brothers, of family lost and found and the conflicts and secrets within a highly creative Italian immigrant family. The film is Francis Ford Coppola’s first original screenplay since The Conversation, and he has called it his most autobiographical work ever.
The DVD and Blu-ray are packed with extensive bonus features including an audio commentary with Francis Ford Coppola and actor Alden Ehrenreich; an extended version of the Faust play within the movie; as well as featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes of the film’s rehearsal process, taping, cinematography, choreography and music. A work of art from one of the most gifted directors of our time, Tetro is a must have for any film collector. Tetro will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and for digital download on May 4, 2010.
*DVD/BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio commentary with Francis Ford Coppola and actor Alden Ehrenreich
“The Rehearsal Process” featurette - documenting Coppola’s extensive preparation with the cast
“Fausta: A Drama in Verse” – extended version of the play featured within the movie
“Mihai Malaimare, Jr: The Cinematography” featurette
“The Ballet” featurette – a look at the film’s choreography and the use of dance in the film
“Osvaldo Golijov: Music Born from the Film” featurette
"La Colifata: Siempre Fui Loco" featurette - a behind the scenes look at the taping of Tetro at La Colifata
*Subject to change
Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather: Part II, The Conversation
Vincent Gallo Buffalo ‘66, The Brown Bunny, Stranded, Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Alden Ehrenreich Feature Film Debut
Maribel Verdú Pan’s Labyrinth, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Black Serenade
Year of Production: 2009
Title Copyright: © American Zoetrope. All rights reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for language, some sexuality and nudity
Closed Captioned: DVD - English
Blu-ray - English SDH
Subtitles: English and Spanish
DVD Format: Widescreen (2.35:1)
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 127 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
For artwork and additional information on this release, e-mail Elizabeth Atler at Elizabeth_atler@bhimpact.com