"Nobel Son" DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
June 22, 2009

I watched the “Nobel Son” on DVD the other day. I have to say it was an interesting movie with a twist at the end (not at all what I was expecting). It had some scenes that were quite difficult for me to watch and overall was an intense movie!
“Nobel Son” was released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on June 9th, 2009 on DVD. It is a story involving family dysfunction, lust, betrayal, and revenge. Barkley Michaelson (in his 20s) is in a rut struggling to finish his Ph.D thesis. He constantly finds himself in the shadow of his highly accomplished father Eli Michaelson. The relationship becomes even more complicated when Barkley is kidnapped on the eve of Eli’s winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry. A ransom of 2 million dollars is demanded (the same amount won as a recipient of the prize). His father refuses to pay it and it starts a game of intrigue and deception. Casting includes Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Mary Steenburgen, Shawn Hatosy, Bill Pullman, Ted Danson, Danny Devito and Eliza Dushku.

DVD Specs:
The Nobel Son DVD is presented in widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround sound and English and Spanish subtitles. Special features include:

β€’ Commentary with director/producer Randall Miller, writer/producer Jody Savin, musician Paul Oakenfold, cinematographer Mike Ozier and actors Brian Greenberg and Eliza Dushku.
β€’ Deleted scenes with optional commentary from director/producer Randall Miller and writer/producer Jody Savin
o Barkley Stalks Thaddeus
o Barkley Freaks Out Thaddeus
o City Hall in the Asylum
β€’ Alternate ending sequence

Release Date: June 9, 2009
Pricing: $19.98 U.S.
Catalog Number: 2257611
Feature Run Time: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Closed Captioned: Yes

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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