Immerse yourself in a cinematic masterpiece as the award-winning Melancholia comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 23 January 2012, from Artificial Eye.
Nominated for the Palme D’or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and named ‘best movie of the year’ at the European Film Awards, Melancholia is an extravagant and beautiful story about the end of the world.
Directed by Lars von Trier (Dogville, Dancer in the Dark), it stars a remarkable cast including Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman, Wimbledon) - whose performance won her ‘best actress’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 - Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Tree, Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (24, The Lost Boys) Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, Straw Dogs), Charlotte Rampling (Never Let Me Go, The Duchess) and John Hurt (Harry Potter, Tinker, Taylor, Solider, Spy).
At a lavish ceremony hosted by her sister (Gainsbourg), the wedding of Justine (Dunst) and her fiancé (Skarsgård) is marred by fractious familial exchanges and Justine's battle with her own inner demons. Meanwhile, the mysterious planet Melancholia emerges from behind the sun and appears to be headed on an apocalyptic collision course with the Earth...
Extra features on both the DVD and Blu-ray include audio commentary from Lars von Trier and a Making-Of featurette looking at the film’s visual effects and style plus interviews with Dunst and Gainsbourg.
The Blu-ray also includes an exclusive 'Filmbyen - the new Mecca of Cinema' feature.
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