We have known for awhile now that the next film from director Martin Scorsese would be an adaptation of the Jordan Belfort memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street. Leonardo DiCaprio has been set to star in the picture for some time, and the supporting cast has begun shaping up in the recent weeks as well. Today we have learned that a recent Oscar winning actor has joined the cast, find out who it is below!
Paramount have released artwork for the upcoming blu-ray release of Martin Scorsese's HUGO as well as a release date of February 28th. The only other details we currently have are that there will be two separate versions: a 2 disc blu-ray/DVD combo and a 3 disc 3D blu-ray/2D blu-ray/DVD combo. MSRPs are $44.99 and $54.99. Pre-orders are up on Amazon for $21.99 and $27.99 as of this writing.
Once special feature information is available we will update accordingly.
Martin Scorsese surely needs no introduction here but, unfortunately, HUGO may. HUGO, based on Brian Selznick's 2007 novel/graphic art hybrid, THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET is ambitious yet hard to define, perhaps more so than any other American, family-targeted, holiday release in recent memory. That it was released during the same week as THE MUPPETS and ARTHUR CHRISTMAS will only further hinder the likelihood of it being noticed by the average moviegoer. That being said, it deserves their (and your) utmost attention.
HBO's award winning Martin Scorsese produced show (which I've unfortunately yet to see an episode of) has been announced for a January blu-ray release. Why HBO are not releasing this in time for Christmas is beyond me as it seems like the rather unanimous praise would make it a no-brainer Christmas gift for a fairly wide demographic. But, oh well.
This is the very first installment of my new column 'The Back Burner'. In these articles I will be sharing with you some lost or forgotten films that I believe far more attention than they receive. Hopefully you will seek out these titles and maybe experience something that you otherwise might have never known about. Let's kick off the adventure with a double feature of 2 lesser known films from one of films all time greats.
Scorsese fans rejoice! Not only will we be getting Marty's interesting sounding 'Hugo Cabaret' in November, but it is now being reported that he will release his long awaited George Harrison documentary within this year. The news came straight from Harrisons widow, Olivia, who has worked closely with Scorsese on the project. She stated "I assume we’re going to announce it sometime soon, the actual [premiere] date, but it will be this year."