CATEGORIES Comedy, New Releases, Home Entertainment, Features, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalUpdate: Johnson has tweeted that the DVD and BR will be available on 10/6/09 in Canada, and 1/8/10 in the U.S.
Clear your schedules tomorrow because The Brothers Bloom is hitting the rental shelves. Over at that brief and handy Internet world known as Twitter, director Rian Johnson tweeted the following: "The Brothers Bloom is available tomorrow for rental on DVD and BluR in the States. Some great extras on the disc, too. Spread the word!" Yes, I'm following his command, but that's because the film is darned good, and easily one of my favorites of the last few years.
The film follows two brothers, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo, who gear up for their final scam on a quirky loner heiress played by Rachel Weisz. It's a flow-charted con men world of international intrigue, familial connections, and kickass women (Penelope's many talents and Bang-Bang Rinko Kikuchi's explosive habits). (Read my review here.)
The only bad part about this news is that it doesn't come with a To Buy release date. Unfortunately, this is a 100% rental release taking us back to the dreaded days of the '80s where we'd get the rental videos and then have to wait a bajillion years until we could buy it. (Unless you wanted to pay an arm and a leg -- my childhood rental store once told me I could have Dirty Dancing early for their $100+ price.) But Johnson is working on finding out that purchase date, so hopefully the wait won't be too long. I hope...