Reliance Home Video and Games is all set to release the critically
acclaimed and enchanting film THE ARTIST on home video.
The recipient of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best
Actor, Best Director, Best Musical Score and Best Costume Design,
the movie releases today on DVD and VCD in India.
"a love letter to the movies" by The Los Angeles Times,
The Artist is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards -- more
than any other picture -- including Best Comedy, Best Actor and
Best Score. The film also took home the top prize for Achievement
in Directing in a Theatrical Release from the Directors Guild of
America, and Oscar Winning Best Actor (Jean Dujardin) won the Screen
Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
Uggie, the film's surprise breakout star and 10-year-old Jack Russell
terrier, also took home the top honor from the first annual "Golden
Collar Awards." Set in 1927, The Artist tells the story of
film superstar George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) who is about to be
banished from the movie business by the advent of talking pictures.
With the introduction of "The Talkies," as movies with
sound were known at their onset, came the abrupt end to the careers
of many silent film stars, including George's screen persona, which
soon falls into oblivion. For young, movie extra Peppy Miller (Bérénice
Bejo), the sky's the limit, and major movie stardom awaits.
Starring Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) and Bérénice
Bejo (Peppy Miller), The Artist also features dynamic performances
by: John Goodman (Al Zimmer); James Cromwell (Clifton); Penelope
Ann Miller (Doris); Malcolm McDowell (the Butler); and 10-year-old
Uggie the dog, most recently featured in Water for Elephants, barking
opposite Robert Pattinson. The film also includes an all-star lineup
of filmmakers, including: writer/director Michel Hazanavicius; producer
Thomas Langmann; director of photography Guillaume Schiffman; and
production designer Laurence Bennett.
ARTIST will be available on DVD & VCD. The DVD will be
priced at Rs. 599, VCD for Rs. 299. These DVDs will be available
across all major home entertainment stores in India.