What if I told you there was a film with two Nicolas Cages? That’s right, two of him on the screen at once. What if I told you it was made by the director and writer of Being John Malkovich which featured an infinite number of John Malkovichs? Eighteen years ago Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman made a film where Nicolas Cage played Charlie Kaufman and Charlie’s alleged twin brother in a film about orchids and screenplays. Adaptation was a twisted tale of reality and how it gets presented in dramatic form. This is Nicolas Cage’s best roles (two roles) in the 21st Century. Now Adaptation is getting upgraded to Blu-ray in October thanks to Shout Select. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
STARRING NICOLAS CAGE, MERYL STREEP,
AND CHRIS COOPER,
AND DIRECTED BY SPIKE JONZE
COMING TO BLU-RAY™ FROM SHOUT SELECT
ON OCTOBER 20, 2020
Los Angeles, CA – Spike Jonze’s critically acclaimed film Adaptation, starring Nicolas Cage (Face/Off, Valley Girl), Meryl Streep (Little Women, Sophie’s Choice), and Chris Cooper (Little Women, August: Osage County), will be released on Blu-ray™ on October 20 by Shout Select. Special features include the original featurette, a trailer, and a still gallery.
Director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) delivers a stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche (Cooper), journalist and author Susan Orlean (Streep), Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Cage), and his twin brother Donald (also Cage). As Charlie struggles to adapt Orlean’s best-selling book “The Orchid Thief,” he writes himself into his own movie. The various stories crash into one another, exploding into a wildly imaginative film. Adaptation, 2002’s most-talked about movie, is at once a hilarious drama and a moving comedy.
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 115 Minutes
COLUMBIA PICTURES Presents In Association With INTERMEDIA Films A MAGNET/CLINICA ESTETICO Production
NICOLAS CAGE MERYL STREEP CHRIS COOPER
“ADAPTATION” Costume Design By CASEY STORM Music By CARTER BURWELL Editor ERIC ZUMBRUNNEN, A.C.E. Production Designer KK BARRETT Director Of Photography LANCE ACORD Executive Producers CHARLIE KAUFMAN PETER SARAF
Based On The Book “The Orchid Thief” By SUSAN ORLEAN Screenplay By CHARLIE KAUFMAN and DONALD KAUFMAN Produced By EDWARD SAXON VINCENT LANDAY JONATHAN DEMME Directed By SPIKE JONZE
· Original Featurette
· Still Gallery
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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