Cinderella Man (Blu-ray) (2005)

  • Web Code: M2163469
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 05-26-2009
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PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) intense boxing violence and some language

Overview

Director Ron Howard and star Russell Crowe re-team after their Oscar-winning collaboration, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, for this rousing biopic. It's the true story of boxer James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe), a heavyweight contender from New Jersey nicknamed "the Bulldog of Bergen," who lost his fame and fortune during the Great Depression only to win the hearts of the downtrodden during a spectacular comeback. Crowe is masterful as Braddock, with Renee Zellweger playing his wife, and Paul Giamatti as his loyal friend and manager, Joe Gould. The sharply observed script devotes a significant amount of screen time to the domestic struggles of Braddock's family; developing character and place with a wealth of period detail, so when the comeback starts, the payoff is enormous. The matches themselves are unforgettable: raw, intense, riveting, with more than a passing stylistic nod to Martin Scorsese's groundbreaking 1980 film, RAGING BULL. Though it may sound a bit formulaic, one should remember that this is the true and "original" underdog boxer story from which all others hail, and it's riveted together with true craftsmanship. Howard has a real skill for plucking audience members' heartstrings, and the performances are first-rate. Giamatti and Crowe play off each other in a rapport perfectly suited to their roles, especially at the ring, where the one's manic intensity makes a perfect contrast to the other's warrior grace.
Theatrical Release Date 2005
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) intense boxing violence and some language

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    145
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Widescreen
    Audio:
    DTS 5.1 Surround - French, Spanish
    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 - English
    Subtitles: English, SDH, French, Spanish
    Additional Release Material:
    Audio Commentary: with Director Ron Howard, Writer Akiva Goldsman, Writer Cliff Hollingsworth
    Featurette:
    1. The Fight Card: Casting Cinderella Man
    2. For the Record: A History in Boxing
    3. Ringside Seats
    4. Jim Braddock: The Friends & Family Behind The Legend
    5. Pre-Fight Preparations
    6. Lights, Camera, Action: The Fight From Every Angle
    7. Braddock Vs. Baer Fight Footage
    8. Photo Montage
    9. The Sound Of The Bell
    10. Cinderella Man Music Featurette
    11. The Human Face of the Depression
    12. Russell Crowe's Personal Journey: Becoming Jim Braddock
    Interactive Features:
    BD Live - My Scenes Sharing
    Additional Products:
    User Guides - My Scenes, Registration, BD Live
    Theatrical Release: June 3, 2005
  • Release Date
    05/26/09
  • Theatrical Release
    2005
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    intense boxing violence and some language
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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USA Today 06-10-2005 "The climactic matchup works splendidly for two reasons. There's so much on the line, and the staging is breathtaking..."
Entertainment Weekly 06-10-2005 "[T]here's not another actor working in the movies today with Crowe's kind of gravitational pull to authenticity..."
New York Times 06-03-2005 "Out of the ring and opposite Mr. Giamatti, Mr. Crowe eases into the boxer's soft side, at times beautifully; in the ring, he's repulsively believable."
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