“Black Swan” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
March 29, 2011
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Today, March 29th 2011, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released Black Swan on DVD and Blu-ray.  I have been wanting to see this movie for a while, so I was really excited to have the opportunity to watch it in the comfort of my own home.  Black Swan is available for purchase online and in stores, retailing for $29.98 for DVD and $39.99 for Blu-ray.

SYNOPSIS

Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Natalie Portman-Best Actress in a Lead Role), a ballerina in the New York City Ballet trying to make it to the top.  When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice.  But a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), also impresses Leroy and becomes Nina’s competition.  Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly with her innocence and grace, but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan with her fiery personality.  As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

Starring Natalie Portman in her Academy Award winning role, Black Swan is a seductive yet haunting film that will leave you breathless.  Directed by innovator Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), this Best Picture nominated film boasts a wealth of talent including Portman (Closer), in the performance of her career, as well as Mila Kunis (Date Night), Winona Ryder (Girl, Interrupted) and Vincent Cassel (Ocean’s Twelve).  In the film that Daily Variety, hailed as “….wicked, sexy and ultimately devastating…fascinating,” Natalie Portman’s mesmerizing transformation into the Black Swan leaves you breathless – and wanting to see it again.  Become part of the haunting phenomenon and own Black Swan on Blu-ray or DVD today from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The Black Swan Blu-ray disc contains special features not included on the DVD including exciting behind-the-scenes looks at the filmmaking process and interviews with the cast and director Darren Aronofsky.  With the best-available sound and picture quality, the Blu-ray format provides viewers the premier way to experience the stunning Academy Award-nominated cinematography, memorable character performances and flawless choreography of Black Swan.

BLACK SWAN BLU-RAY DISC FEATURES

– Metamorphosis: A Three-Part Series
—- A behind the scenes look at the filmmaking process from Darren Aronofsky’s visionary directing, to the physically demanding acting, to the stunning special effects.

– Behind the Curtain
—- An inside look at the film’s costume and production design.

– Ten Years in the Making
—- Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky discuss their creative journey, from “preparing for the role” to “dancing with the camera.”

– Cast Profiles – Roles of a Lifetime
—- Presented by Fox Movie Channel, the stars reflect on their challenging and rewarding characters

BLACK SWAN DVD FEATURES

– Metamorphosis: A Three-Part Series
—- A behind the scenes look at the filmmaking process from Darren Aronofsky’s visionary directing, to the physically demanding acting, to the stunning special effect.

BLACK SWAN BLU-RAY FAST FACTS

Street Date:  March 29, 2011
Screen Format:  Widescreen Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA French 5.1 Dolby Digital Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles:  English and Spanish
U.S. Rating:  R
Total Run Time:  233 minutes
Closed Captioned:  Yes

BLACK SWAN DVD FAST FACTS

Street Date:  March 29, 2011
Screen Format:  Widescreen Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital French 2.0 Surround Dolby Digital Spanish 2.0 Surround Dolby Digital Subtitles: English and Spanish
U.S. Rating:  R
Total Run Time:  179 minutes
Closed Captioned:  Yes

MY THOUGHTS

I thought that Black Swan was definitely a “Twisted yet inspired masterpiece,” as Twentieth Century Fox describes it.  This was definitely an intense, twisted, yet brilliant film!  I heard different things about the movie, but still really wanted to see it.  I should tell you that there was a lesbian kissing scene in it, so if it bothers you, you can simply fast forward through it.  I really enjoyed the movie and am so glad I had the opportunity to review it on The Mommy-Files!  Natalie Portman did an absolutely amazing job and was totally deserving of the Academy Award she received for her role in the film!  A special thanks goes to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for this DVD review opportunity on The Mommy-Files!

I received a copy of “Black Swan” on DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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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.

4 Responses to ““Black Swan” DVD Review”

  1. Lin says:

    I loved this movie!

  2. nan says:

    i can’t wait to see it…heard so many good things about it

  3. Kayla says:

    I STILL haven’t seen this movie, but from all the reviews I’m reading, I definitely need to see it soon!

  4. Kailee Adams says:

    I still haven’t seen this, but it’s on my list!

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