“The Descendants” on Blu-ray and DVD

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
April 10, 2012

On March 13th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films, starring George Clooney – THE DESCENDANTS.  Experience the heartbreak and humor with the Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner, now available in the Blu-ray Combo Pack and on DVD.


From director Alexander Payne creator of the Oscar® winning Sideways comes one of the Best Pictures of the year, THE DESCENDANTS, featuring a stunning cast including Best Actor nominee George Clooney (Ides of March) and Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) in her Golden Globe nominated and Independent Spirit Award winning role. Take home this wonderfully warm and witty film and go behind the scenes of THE DESCENDANTS with all-new exclusive content on Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack and DVD March 13 from Fox Searchlight and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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.

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


– Everybody Loves George
– Working with Alexander
– Hawaiian Style

THE DESCENDANTS BLU-RAY: (Catalog # 2275217)

Street Date:  March 13, 2012
Screen Format:  16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio:  English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA / French 5.1 DD / Spanish 5.1 DD
Subtitles:  English, French and Spanish
U.S. Rating:  R
Total Run Time:  04:01:30
Closed Captioned:  Yes

THE DESCENDANTS DVD: (Catalog # 2275218)

Street Date:  March 13, 2012
Screen Format:  16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio:  English 5.1 DD / French 2.0 Surround DD / Spanish 2.0 Surround DD
Subtitles:  English and Spanish
U.S. Rating:  R
Total Run Time:  02:42:28
Closed Captioned:  Yes


I was really excited to watch The Descendants because I had heard so many good things about the movie, as well as what an amazing job George Clooney did in his role.  I have to agree that Clooney did a spectacular job and I could really empathize with the struggles he faced throughout the movie.  Trying to be the strong parent for his daughters while his wife is in the hospital in a coma.  Then he had to deal with finding out that his wife was cheating on him with a neighboring real estate agent.  I could feel his anger, sadness, confusion, and fear throughout the movie.  I can even more identify with the struggle of trying to become the best single parent you can be.  I really enjoyed this movie and am so glad I had the opportunity to watch it.  A big thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for this movie review opportunity on The Mommy-Files!

I received a screener copy of “The Descendants” 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.

8 Responses to ““The Descendants” on Blu-ray and DVD”

  1. I haven’t seen the The Descendants, but I heard a lot of good things about the movie. I might buy a DVD soon.

  2. nannypanpan says:

    heard this was so good..want to see it this weekend

  3. I, too, have heard about this movie and recently saw it was in Redbox, so I might have to make a trip there soon 🙂

    Great review!

  4. admin says:

    You should definitely check it out! It had me watching the entire time! Really good movie! 🙂

  5. I was thinking about watching this one, but I heard that it definitely earns it’s “R” rating, and I haven’t been in the mood for that kinda thing lately. I’m sure Clooney just nailed the role, though!

  6. Vickie Couturier says:

    ive been wanting to see this,so its for adults,I wont let my grandkids watch R movies

  7. Austin Baroudi says:

    Saw this on HBO a few nights agao and I’m glad I did! It was a such a good movie! One of the best I’ve seen lately. George Clooney is such an amazing actor!

  8. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I was so certain I was going to hate the movie, but Ellie dragged me to go watch it. I’m so glad she did. I really thought it was so unique and definitely deserved the accolades it got.

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