We’ve had some brilliant movies release both this year (2022) and last (2021), with many of those recently announcing their home release dates. Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest cinematic venture is among those heading to home release this year.
Licorice Pizza will be available to download and keep, as well as buy on DVD and Blu-ray in June, when you can either re-watch the Academy-award nominated feature, or see it for the very first time.
Licorice Pizza tells the story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman), who grow up together, run around with one another, and fall in love in the San Fernando Valley in 1973.
The film has been praised time and time again, and has been nominated for over 180 awards (to-date), which include three Academy Awards, eight Critics Choice Awards, and 22 Best Picture nominations.
The Observer has dubbed the film to be “a joyously nostalgic coming-of-age tale”, while Metro called the feature a project that “crackles with genius”.
Multi-Oscar nominated director, Anderson (Boogie Nights, Phantom Thread), helms this incredible project, one that has received a Critics Rotten Tomatoes score of 90% (with 290 reviews).
Reviews continue to celebrate the movie, with Time Out calling it “The best film of the year”, and Little White Lies stating it to be “Filmmaking perfection”.
The DVD and Blu-ray of Licorice Pizza will include limited edition art cards, and a double-sided cover art. Viewers will be able to go behind-the-scenes will exciting bonus features that include:
- Camera Tests – Pre-production camera tests and unused takes
- The Ha9ndman Scene – A deleted scene from the film
- Fat Bernie’s Commercial – An in-universe commercial for Fat Bernie’s as shot by Gary Valentine
- Behind the Scenes – A glimpse behind the scenes of Licorice Pizza through a collection on-set photos and videos
The cast of the film has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award, and includes Academy Award winner Sean Penn (Mystic River, Milk), Academy Award nominee Tom Waits (Seven Psychopaths, The Dead Don’t Die), Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born, Silver Linings Playbook) and Benny Safdie (Pieces of a Woman, upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi).
Licorice Pizza will be available to download and keep, as well as purchase on DVD and Blu-ray from June 6th, 2022.
Watch the trailer for Licorice Pizza below:
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal