The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 2014 | 165 min | Rated R | Oct 18, 2016
Single disc (1 BD-50)
COMING OF AGE
Boyhood (2014) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
Filmed over the course of 12 years with the same actors, the film chronicles the childhood and coming of age of Mason, as well as his evolving relationship with his divorced parents. His story is revealed via snapshots of adolescence, from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations.
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Libby Villari, Elijah Smith
There has never been another movie like Boyhood, from director Richard Linklater. An event film of the utmost modesty, it was shot over the course of twelve years in the director's native Texas and charts the physical and emotional changes experienced by a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his divorced parents (Patricia Arquette, who won an Oscar for her performance, and Ethan Hawke), and his older sister (Lorelei Linklater). Alighting not on milestones but on the small, in-between moments that make up our lives, Linklater fashions a flawlessly acted, often funny portrait that flows effortlessly from one year to the next. Allowing us to watch people age on film with documentary realism while gripping us in a fictional narrative of exquisite everydayness, Boyhood has a power that only the art of cinema could harness.
- New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Richard Linklater, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New audio commentary featuring Linklater and nine members of the cast and crew
- New documentary chronicling the film's production, featuring footage shot over the course of its twelve years
- New discussion featuring Linklater and actors Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane, moderated by producer John Pierson
- New conversation between Coltrane and actor Ethan Hawke
- New video essay by critic Michael Koresky about time in Linklater's films, narrated by Coltrane
- Collection of portraits of cast and crew by photographer Matt Lankes, narrated with personal thoughts from Linklater, Arquette, Hawke, Coltrane and producer Cathleen Sutherland
- PLUS: An essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem
STREET DATE: OCTOBER 18.