The Tree of Life (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) - Oscar® Nominee!
|The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.|
"This stunningly original triumph from visionary director Terrence Malick stars Academy Award® Nominee Brad Pitt and Academy Award® Winner Sean Penn. The epic, yet intimate, story follows the life journey of Jack O’Brien (played as an adult by Penn), the eldest son of a fractured Midwestern family. Pitt delivers a powerful performance as the cataclysmic force of nature in Jack’s world, his complex and rigidly authoritarian father. Hailed as a visually breathtaking masterpiece by critics and audiences alike, THE TREE OF LIFE won the Cannes Film Festival’s highest honor, becoming one of the year’s most talked about films."
Editor's NoteHeavy hitters Brad Pitt and Sean Penn team up for this film from Terrence Malick (DAYS OF HEAVEN). The iconic director also chose newcomer Jessica Chastain to star in his movie.
The Tree of Life - DVD Review
filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 10/11/2011 5:15 AM
|Life begins and ends in the opening moments of Terrence Malick's hypnotic The Tree of Life, and then it begins and ends again. The universe, imagined here in peerless CGI compositions and landscape shots of such distinct clarity as to turn the makers of Planet Earth green with envy, is in a constant state of dithering and delighting, expanding and exploding, rising and relenting. The notoriously reclusive Malick uses these images, accompanied by pieces by Bach, Mahler and Holst, as a mere overture. A raptor spares the life of a young, weak brachylophosaurus while cells divide, collide, and coalesce into human life, which takes on the shape of the O'Brien clan, a family of five living in a suburb of Waco, Texas in the fifties, where a fog of DDT and the sight of a slender beauty's nightgown become totems of the transcendentally unsettling adolescence of the eldest O'Brien child, Jack (Hunter McCracken)....read the full review|
The Tree of Life - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: David R Perry Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/14/2011 5:46 PM
|The Tree of Life is only the fifth film in director's Terrance Malick's 35-plus year career. Starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, it centers on a small-town Texas family growing up during the 1950s, the strained relationship between the father and his children, the family's coping with the loss of a child, and the more existential questions that arise from these relationships and losses. The film won the prestigious Palme d'Or award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival....read the full review|
|Sarah Green - Producer|
|Dede Gardner - Producer|
|Grant Hill - Producer|
|William Pohlad - Producer|
|Brad Pitt - Producer|
|Terrence Malick - Screenwriter|
|Terrence Malick - Director|