Julie & Julia Cooks Up in December

See what happens when a modern girl taps into the genius of America’s first female celebrity chef Julie and Julia tells both of their tales with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep as the respective ladies. The film became a success during a summer dominated by giant robots and space battles. The Blu-Ray and DVD of the film will be released on December 8.

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Two women from different decades come together through their own true stories of culinary exploration when dissatisfied writer Julie Powell (Adams) decides to cook and blog her way through Julia Child’s (Streep) book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which launched Child’s career. Nora Ephron seamlessly melds the two remarkable, true stories into a comedy that proves that if you have the right combination of passion, obsession and butter, you can change your life and achieve your dreams.

Blu-ray and DVD special features include commentary by writer/director Nora Ephron and the behind-the-scenes featurette “Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia,” which features interviews with the cast and crew.

The Blu-ray Disc is packed with exclusive features that will make mouths water. Included is “Julia’s Kitchen,” a tour of Julia Child’s one-of-a-kind kitchen now housed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, which was custom built by her husband Paul Child to accommodate her 6′ 2″ frame and to serve as a television soundstage for her cooking shows. Also included is “Family & Friends Remember Julia Child,” which picks up where the film leaves off and chronicles her public life including other published works, her numerous television shows, her founding of the American Institute of Food and Wine, the many accolades she received, her philanthropy and her rarely discussed private life: the love story with her husband, her sense of humor, her amazing work ethic, and her love of teaching. Lastly, there’s “Cooking Lessons” with master chefs Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, Mark Peel, Suzanne Goin, Steven Lewandowski and Drew Nieporent demonstrating how to make such mouthwatering dishes as Braised Beef Short Ribs and Butter Poached Maine Lobster.

The Blu-ray Disc also features movieIQ with “Julia’s Recipe Collector,” where viewers can bookmark and email select Julia Child recipes featured throughout the film. movieIQ also allows viewers to access updated information on cast & crew while exploring relevant trivia such as production facts, music and soundtrack information.

Julie & Julia will be available on Blu-ray™ for $39.95 SRP and DVD for $28.96 SRP.

Blu-ray™ and DVD Special Features Include:
Commentary with writer/director Nora Ephron
“Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia” – Go behind the scenes with Meryl Streep & Amy Adams to see how they became Julie & Julia.

Blu-ray™ Exclusive Special Features Include:

“Family & Friends Remember Julia Child” – Julia’s closest family and friends tell us about the woman they knew and loved.
“Julia’s Kitchen” – Learn all about how the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History acquired Julia’s kitchen and take a tour inside.
“Cooking Lessons”:
Poaching Eggs with Julia Child & Jacques Pépin
Making Hollandaise Sauce with Julia Child & Jacques Pépin
Mark Peel Prepares Scrambled Eggs
Suzanne Goin Prepares Braised Beef Shortribs
Steven Lewandowski & Drew Nieporent Prepare Butter Poached Maine Lobster
movieIQ – “Julia’s Recipe Collector” – collect and email your favorite Julia Child recipes while watching the film!

Julie & Julia has a running time of 123 minutes and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sensuality.

Pre-order the DVD or Blu-ray release today at Amazon.com.

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