Javier Bardem bringing Biutiful to Blu-ray
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Liongate Home Entertainment has announced that the foreign film drama BIUTIFUL from director González Iñárritu, starring Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez and Hanaa Bouchaib, will be released on Blu-ray May 31, 2011. Set on the streets of Barcelona, the film follows a man (Bardem) who is on the road to redemption and working to set his life straight as he falls ill to a disease. The film garnered Javier Bardem an Academy Award nomination for his stellar performance as the main character Uxbal. BIUTIFUL had a limited theatrical release earlier this year and grossed less than $4 million at the box office.
Although I didn’t enjoy BIUTIFUL as a film (it was a little unfocused in story for me) I did think it was a great performance by Javier Bardem and if you are a fan of his then you should definitely check it out. There are no special features listed for this Blu-ray release except for a making-of documentary.