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George Clooney’s “The Descendants” announces its DVD release


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Fresh off of its Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay, “The Descendants” announces its upcoming DVD release, which will take place on Tuesday, March 13.

From director Alexander Payne, creator of the Oscar-winning “Sideways,” an award-winning feature about family members coming together to shoulder some difficult times. Payne’s stellar cast includes Best Actor nominee George Clooney (“The Ides of March”) and Shailene Woodley (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) in her Golden Globe nominated and Independent Spirit Award winning role.

Based on the best-selling novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and set in Hawaii, “The Descendants” is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

More from the release, including an in-depth look at the DVD’s features:

Nominated for five Academy Awards® and winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, THE DESCENDANTS is a must-have on Blu-ray and DVD. The release is packed with must-see deleted scenes, behind the scenes extras and exclusive featurettes to bring you even further into the story.

THE DESCENDANTS Blu-ray Features:
● Deleted Scenes with introductions by the director
● Everybody Loves George
● Working with Alexander
● The Real Descendants
● Hawaiian Style
● Casting
● Working with Water
● Music Videos
○ Will I Ever See You Again
○ Postcards from Paradise
○ Honolulu’s Whisper
● Waiting for the Light
● The World Parade – Hawaii (Silent Film)
● A Conversation with George Clooney and Alexander Payne
● Digital Copy of the Film

THE DESCENDANTS DVD Features:
● Everybody Loves George
● Working with Alexander
● Hawaiian Style

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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