The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2/12) Fully Detailed
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which stars Emma Watson in the screen adaptation of Stephen Chbosky best-selling novel, will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD on Feb. 12. (It can be downloaded digitally three weeks earlier, on Jan. 22.) Chbosky himself directed the film, his cinematic debut, which tells the story of a timid Pittsburgh high-school freshman (Logan Lerman) who comes out of his shell under the guidance of two independent-minded seniors (Watson and Ezra Miller). While the film hasn’t proven an enormous financial hit ($14.6 million so far), it’s been warmly embraced by critics, with EW’s Owen Gleiberman calling it “a graceful and beguiling drama” that “turns into an ecstatic expression of the beautiful solidarity of youth.”
The film also stars Mae Whitman (Parenthood), Nina Dobrev, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Joan Cusack, and Paul Rudd.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
• Audio commentary with Screenwriter/Director Stephen Chobsky
• Audio commentary with Director Stephen Chbosky and the cast
• “Best Summer Ever” featurette
• Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary with Stephen Chbosky
Full Press Release for the 2/12 release
“Grade A: Graceful and beguiling.”– Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
“A first-rate coming-of-age film. Hilarious and heart wrenching and so real.”– Karen Durbin, Elle
BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL
Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Mae Whitman Star in the Critically Acclaimed Film Arriving On Blu-ray Disc, DVD,Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View February 12, 2013.
Early Digital Download Window Begins January 22
LOS ANGELES, CA November 13, 2012 – Acclaimed author Stephen Chbosky makes his screenwriting and directing debut with The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the adaption of his acclaimed best-selling coming-of-age novel. The film, which has been heralded as The Breakfast Club for a new generation, arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and UV), DVD (plus Digital Copy and UV), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on February 12 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. The Perks of Being a Wallflower will also be available on EST January 22, three weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video On Demand release.
Featuring stellar performances from a young ensemble cast, The Perks of Being a Wallflower centers around a freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) who is always watching from the sidelines until a pair of charismatic seniors takes him under their wing. Beautiful, free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson, the Harry Potterfranchise) and her fearless stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller, We Need to Talk About Kevin) shepherd Charlie through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, wild parties, midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song. The film also stars Mae Whitman (TV’s “Parenthood”), Nina Dobrev (TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”), Dylan McDermott (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Kate Walsh (TV’s “Private Practice”), Joan Cusack (Showtime’s “Shameless”) and Paul Rudd (upcoming This is 40).
The Blu-ray Disc and DVD will include two audio commentaries; one featuring screenwriter/director Stephen Chbosky, and the other with Chobsky and the cast, deleted scenes, dailies and a featurette. The Perks of Being a Wallflower Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
· Audio commentary with Screenwriter/Director Stephen Chobsky
· Audio commentary with Director Stephen Chbosky and the cast
· “Best Summer Ever” featurette
· Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary with Stephen Chbosky
*Subject to change
Year of Production: 2012
Title Copyright: The Perks of Being a Wallflower © 2012, Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2013 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Ratings: PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight – all involving teens
Genre: Drama, Romance, Coming of Age
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
Feature Running Time: 103 Minutes
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital
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This movie can't come out on blu ray soon enough. Loved it as well as the book