Inkheart, Waltz with Bashir on DVD/Blu-ray, Tom & Jerry Chuck Jones Collection
Based on actual events, WALTZ WITH BASHIR is a powerful and groundbreaking animated feature that follows one man's personal experience with the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. In addition to its Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe win, WALTZ WITH BASHIR was nominated for the Palme D'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was a 2008 official selection at the New York Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival.
Inspired by actual events, WALTZ WITH BASHIR chronicles one man's descent into his own half-forgotten past. Filmmaker Ari Folman, an Israeli veteran of the First Lebanon War, encounters an old friend suffering from nightmares of the conflict. Ari begins to wonder why his own memories are full of gaps. In an effort to uncover the truth, he reconnects with old friends and dares to confront the horrors of war. Hailed by the L.A TIMES as "innovative" and "devastating," WALTZ WITH BASHIR fuses animation and documentary to create an experience unlike anything you've ever witnessed.
Just as several other contemporary documentarians have done, Folman set out on a quest for the truth, with himself on camera as the protagonist. However, unlike others, Folman turned to animation, the most unreal form of filmmaking -- but one perfectly suited to fill in the missing pieces of an emotional jigsaw puzzle. The result is WALTZ WITH BASHIR, a CITIZEN KANE-style recounting of Folman's search and what he discovered. The animated feature is replete with phantasmagorical imagery and surreal dream sequences; the film opens with an unsettling depiction of his friend's canine nightmare. The movie's overall look and feel is dreamlike in its own right, thanks to a unique combination of conventional, Flash and CG animation together with a carefully chosen color palette and bold character design.
Special Features Include:
-- English language version of the film
-- "Making-of" Featurette
-- Animatics -- Building the Scenes
-- Q & A with Director Ari Folman
-- Director's Commentary
The Blu-ray version of WALTZ WITH BASHIR is BD-Live enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the disc via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. Download exclusive content, register for rewards, give feedback through their survey and more.