December 2nd, 2011 by Aaron Neuwirth
I remember being all excited about Moneyball
), when it was coming out back in September. The film based on a true story, staring Brad Pitt as Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane, had a lot of good ingredients to make for a solid feature. I was happy to find that the movie was pretty solid as well. Featuring strong performances and a way of presenting statistics and what goes into managing baseball in an entertaining way. Now, come this January, everyone will have the chance to catch up with this potential award contender. Moneyball
arrives on Blu-ray January 10th in a variety of combo pack formats as well and looks to be filled with special features. Read on to find out more details about this film’s home media release.
“A great American movie that will leave you cheering. Positively thrilling.”
Rex Reed, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER
“Moneyball renews your belief in the power of movies.”
Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Based on a True Story & the Best-Selling Book
Starring Two-Time Academy Award® Nominee Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and
Academy Award® Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman
A Film by Bennett Miller
On Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™, DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack January 10th
Get it Early on Digital December 22nd
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (December 2, 2011) – The inspirational story based on Michael Lewis’ best-selling book, Moneyball, slides home on Blu-ray™, DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack January 10th and on digital December 22nd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The critically acclaimed film stars two-time Academy Award® nominee Brad Pitt (Twelve Monkeys, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) in an outstanding performance as Oakland A’s General Manager, Billy Beane. On the roster with Pitt are Jonah Hill (Get Him to the Greek), Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (2005, Best Actor, Capote) and Golden Globe® nominee Robin Wright (1994, Best Actress, Forrest Gump).
Moneyball also features an all-star lineup of filmmakers. Academy Award winners Steven Zaillian (1993, Best Adapted Screenplay,Schindler’s List) and Aaron Sorkin (2010, Best Adapted Screenplay, The Social Network) wrote the screenplay. The film was directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (2005, Best Director, Capote), produced by Michael DeLuca (The Social Network), Rachael Horovitz (About Schmidt) and Brad Pitt; and executive produced by Scott Rudin, Andrew Karsch (Conviction), Sidney Kimmel (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Mark Bakshi (Rango).
The Blu-ray, DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contain all-new special features including four featurettes, deleted scenes, a blooper reel and much more. Available on Blu-ray for $35.99, on DVD for $30.99 and on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for $40.99, Moneyball will be among the first titles to include UltraViolet™. With Ultraviolet, owners of the Blu-ray will be able to add Moneyball to their free Digital Rights Library, enabling them to download or instantly stream the film.
Synopsis: Moneyball is a real-life story based on Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who defied conventional wisdom and even his own scouts by fielding a baseball team of castoffs who went on to enjoy one of the most unlikely winning streaks in the history of professional sports.
MONEYBALL Special Features include:
- Deleted Scenes
- Blooper with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill
- Billy Beane: Re-Inventing the Game
- Moneyball: Playing The Game
Exclusive to Blu-ray:
- Drafting The Team
- Adapting Moneyball
- Exclusive MLB® 12 The Show Preview Trailer
Pre-Order Your Copy Here: