Landing at an opportune time with phase two of the awards season right around the corner, Richard Linklater's “Boyhood” arrives on DVD/Blu-ray today. It's a good time to catch up with the film, if you haven't already at the theater or via Digital HD.
At this point, Linklater's opus has picked up 15 critics awards prizes for Best Picture. That's far and away the most baubles on the year. I asked Linklater at Variety's 10 Directors to Watch luncheon (where he was on hand to present an award to Chris Rock) whether he was tired of winning trophies yet. Cool and collected as usual, he simply offered that he and the team – who according to Ethan Hawke feels like they crashed the party – are just trying to take it all in stride.
Speaking of Hawke, he features prominently in an exclusive clip from the film provided to us by Paramount Home Media Distribution. You can check it out at the top of this post.
How many Oscar nominations with the film end up landing next week? Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing seems like the likely haul, but is anything possible beyond that? Moreover, does the film have a date with destiny at the Dolby Theater next month? Time will tell.
“Boyhood” is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD.