Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shutter Island DVD Artwork and Specs' Available Here

Shutter Island will move from cinemas to DVD and Blu-Ray stores June 1st and already the special features, or extras are available. The Blu-Ray will show two featurettes including "Behind the Shutters" and "Into the Lighthouse," while the DVD is presented in 5.1 Surround Sound. For a full list of extras skip past the break and the trailer below.

The synopsis for Shutter Island:

"It is 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He has been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister" (IMDB).

"Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals escape in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity" (IMDB).
Release Date: June 1st.

Director: Martin Scorsese.

Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, and Dennis Lehane

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Caroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, and Robin Bartlett.

A preview of one of the featurettes here:





*Shutter Island Extras on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Shutter Island DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Brazilian Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. The Blu-ray includes the following special features:

* Behind the Shutters—Follows the film from its inception as an acclaimed novel through the production process and to the big screen. Includes interviews with cast and crew.
* Into the Lighthouse—Discusses the historical landscape of psychiatric therapies during the 1950s through interviews with cast and crew (horror-movies)

Sources:

Shutter Island on IMDB

Shutter Island on Horror-Movies.ca

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