(Update 28 January 2019: The release date for the Green Book 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand has been changed to March 12, 2019).
You know Green Book is going to get numerous nominations (and a couple of wins, too) during the Oscars 2019 ceremony next month. Courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, you will be able to own it on Digital come February 19, 2019, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on March 5, 2019.
Green Book is a story of two men from different worlds who form an unexpected friendship. Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book is directed by Peter Farrelly and stars 2019 Golden Globe-nominee Viggo Mortensen and 2019 Golden Globe-winner Mahershala Ali alongside Linda Cardellini.
The film won three Golden Globes this year including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Mahersala Ali, and Best Screenplay.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Academy Award® nominee for his roles in Captain Fantastic and Eastern Promises, Viggo Mortensen, and Academy Award® winner for Moonlight, Mahershala Ali, star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Green Book on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD includes three featurettes that will give viewers “a behind-the-scenes look at how the actors and filmmakers brought the characters to film and the true story that inspired it.”
4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Bonus Features:
- Virtuoso Performances – Go behind the scenes with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali as they discuss their characters and the lengths they went to accurately portray them.
- An Unforgettable Friendship – Cast and filmmakers discuss the friendship between Don Shirley and Tony Lip.
- Going Beyond the Green Book – Filmmakers and cast discuss the significance of The Green Book.
About the cast and crew:
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Casting By: Rick Montgomery CSA
Costume Design By: Betsy Heimann
Music By: Kris Bowers
Music Supervisors: Tom Wolfe, Manish Raval
Edited By: Patrick J. Don Vito
Production Designer: Tim Galvin
Director of Photography: Sean Porter
Executive Produced By: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Octavia Spencer, Kwame L. Parker, John Sloss, Steven Farneth
Produced By: Jim Burke, p.g.a., Charles B. Wessler, p.g.a., Brian Currie, p.g.a., Peter Farrelly, p.g.a., Nick Vallelonga
Written By: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
Directed By: Peter Farrelly
It is exciting to see how two very strong 2019 Oscar-hopefuls, Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody, are about very talented people from the queer community. Let’s see if the Academy will recognize them.
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Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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