Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises invite audiences to take flight with a New Regency / M Productions / Le Grisbi production, BIRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) – winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Alejandro González Iñárritu – the critically-acclaimed film is out now on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD. BIRDMAN has been hailed as one of the most exciting and talked about films of the year.
Directed, co-written and produced by Iñárritu, BIRDMAN tells the story of Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), (Batman, Robocop, Need For Speed) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself. The film has enamoured critics and audiences alike with its technical achievements using a single shot concept and captivating performances from an all-star ensemble cast, which includes Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Due Date, Dinner for Schmucks), Edward Norton (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Primal Fear, American History X), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, Shadow Dancer), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Win Win), Emma Stone (The Help; Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Amazing Spiderman franchise) Naomi Watts (St. Vincent, The Impossible, King Kong), as well as breath-taking cinematography from Academy Award-winner Emmanuel Lubezki.
Featured on over 168 top ten lists, BIRDMAN has garnered attention worldwide and has received more than 200 nominations from such esteemed groups as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, receiving nine Academy Award® nominations, and winning four including “Best Picture,” “Best Director,” “Best Original Screenplay,” and “Best Cinematography.” The film has also won two Golden Globe awards for “Best Performance by an Actor,” and “Best Screenplay.”
Highlighted Blu-rayTM and DVD special features include never before seen interviews with director Alejandro González Iñárritu and Michael Keaton, an intimate backstage peak from the cast & crew and a breath-taking selection of rare photographs from cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki.
BIRDMAN is available now to download on iTunes and available on Blu-ray & DVD.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.