The Pianist (Blu-ray)

The Pianist (Blu-ray)
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Rating 4.4
385 ratings
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Maple
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English, French
    • DTS - English, French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes: "A Story of Survival"

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Produced by , &
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2002 - Best Actor: Adrien Brody
Academy Awards 2002 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Ronald Harwood
Academy Awards 2002 - Best Director: Roman Polanski
Cannes 2002 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 08/01/2002
"...THE PIANIST is a worthy Holocaust drama and a welcome return to form for Roman Polanski..."
Film Comment - 11/01/2002
"...A monument to the indestructibility of the human spirit..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/27/2002
"...THE PIANIST achieves the monumental without abandoning the modesty of its origins....Polanski's strange genius serves Szpilman's remembrance..."
New York Times - 12/27/2002
"...Mr. Polanski approaches this material with a calm, fierce authority. This is certainly the best work Mr. Polanski has done in many years..."
USA Today - 12/18/2002
"...[Polanski] brings history to life....It stays with you..."
Premiere - 02/01/2003
"...One of the most quietly moving stories in survivor literature, and now the cinema....Polanski tells the story with all of his cinematic mastery..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/10/2003
"...[A film] of riveting power and sadness, a great match of film and filmmaker -- and star, too..."
Rolling Stone - 02/06/2003
"...A portrait of hell so shattering it's impossible to shake..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2003
"...A work of sustained tension and ferocious clarity, and as near-perfect a marriage of subject and artist as could be imagined..."
Total Film - 10/01/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "Roman Polanski's unflinching Holocaust movie draws personal power from restraint."

Plot Keywords:

Holocaust | Jewish | Music | Nazis | Pianists / Pianos | Theatrical Release | World War II

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 27, 2002 (Limited)

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.4
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Product Info:

  • UPC: 824255005340
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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