‘The Intouchables’ Touches Blu-ray on March 5th

Here’s one I never did catch in the theater, but looked oh so good.  A real tear jerker if you ask me.  I heard so many good things about this Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.  March 5th can’t come fast enough.  Why do I want to make myself cry?  I have no idea.  But I do!  And it’s in French.  The language of love.  Even better!  So what are you waiting for?  Pre-order The Intouchables now on Blu-ray and check out the full press release below courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Culver City, CA (January 14, 2013) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are pleased to release the award-winning film THE INTOUCHABLES on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet on March 5th. Written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, the film is based on the true-life friendship between a wealthy French quadriplegic and the disadvantaged young man whom he hires to care for him. Starring François Cluzet (Entre Nous) and Omar Sy (Micmacs), THE INTOUCHABLES was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film as well as a BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language.  The film was France’s official selection in the Foreign Language category for this year’s Academy Awards®.


The film has enjoyed critical and audience acclaim worldwide and is currently the top-grossing foreign film in North America in 2012 with a worldwide box office more than $420 million.  It was nominated for nine 2012 César Awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.  Both Cluzet and Sy were nominated for Best Actor, with Sy taking home the prestigious honor. At the Tokyo Film Festival, Cluzet and Sy shared the Best Actor award and the film won the Grand Prize.

The Blu-ray and DVD both come with five deleted scenes.

When Driss, an ex-con from the projects, is hired to take care of an eccentric French aristocrat named Philippe, his new-found job quickly becomes an unpredictable adventure.  Speeding a Maserati through  Paris, seducing women and paragliding over the Alps is just the beginning, as Driss turns the often humorous world of upper-class Parisian society upside-down.  As this unlikely duo overcome adversity of every flavor in this true story, they also shatter their preconceptions of love, life and each other.  Based on the #1 International Best Selling Book, “You Changed My Life”.


THE INTOUCHABLES  was written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. The film was produced by Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou and Laurent Zeitoun and stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy.

The film has a running time of 112 minutes and is rated R for language and some drug use. The film is in French with English subtitles.


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