Just weeks after Adam McKay and Charles Randolph won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for The Big Short, fans can now experience this incredible true story at home. Paramount Home Media Distribution released this Best Picture nominee on Blu-ray and DVD, and in case you haven’t had the chance to pick up this critically-acclaimed film yet, we have you covered. We have a contest running where our grand prize winner will take home The Big Short Blu-ray, a copy of Michael Lewis‘ book the movie is based on, a sweatshirt and a hat, with first-prize winners taking home the Blu-ray.
Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing, The Big Short also was named one of the top 10 films of the year by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, the American Film Institute and many more. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Lewis, The Big Short details the true story of four outsiders who risked everything to take on the big banks during the greatest financial fraud in U.S. history. Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt deliver career-best performances in “the most wildly entertaining must-see movie of the year” (Toni Gonzales, Fox-TV).
The Big Short Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD is packed with over an hour of bonus content. Go behind the scenes with Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Christian Bale as they talk about their characters and the real people in this unbelievable true story, then discover the facts behind the gripping events as author Michael Lewis and the filmmakers discuss how the most incredible heist of the century was pulled off. Plus, catch five deleted scenes that were not shown in theaters and hear director Adam McKay reveal the challenges he faced in bringing the book to the screen. Other bonus features include In the Tranches: Casting, The Big Leap: Adam McKay, Unlikely Heroes: The Characters of The Big Short, The House of Cards: The Rise of the Fall and Getting Real: Recreating an Era.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Karen Gillan, Marisa Tomei, Selena Gomez, Melissa Leo, Max Greenfield and Finn Wittrock. Adam McKay directed from the Oscar-winning script he co-wrote with Charles Randolph. The movie took in just over $130 million worldwide from a $28 million budget, and scored an impressive 88% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you missed your chance to see this critically-acclaimed movie in theaters, now is the perfect time to watch The Big Short from the comfort of your own home.
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