Children of Men, one of the two best movies of 2006 (it was a good year) hits DVD this coming Tuesday, and Universal is going out of their way to make sure you know about it, and that you talk about it. And CHUD is happy to help them with this because we like this movie more than we like some of the people we have slept with.
One big aspect of their push has been to make director Alfonso Cuarón available to talk about the movie, and he’ll be doing just that on Monday in a live, interactive web thing at Amazon, where he will talk with fans about the social issues raised in Children of Men. You can submit your questions to Alfonso by going here, and the actual event will happen Monday at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific at www.amazon.com/dvd. All the details are below in the official press release.
Of course some CHUD readers have already submitted questions to Cuarón – we’ll be running his video responses to three of those questions tomorrow. I have seen the video, and I think the guy gives some solid answers (and by the way, we submitted some pretty fucking excellent questions. Go Chewers!).
Pre-order Children of Men right now by clicking here. You’re an asshole if you don’t buy this movie. Yeah, I’m throwin’ down over this one.
Amazon.com Teams with Universal Studios Home Entertainment to Host Live, First-Ever Global Fan Summit with Academy Award®-Nominated Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón.
First-of-its-kind interactive video interview offers Amazon.com customers exclusive access to Cuarón on the eve of the DVD and HD DVD release of his Oscar®-nominated Children of Men
SEATTLE – March 21st, 2007 – Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), in collaboration with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, today announced it will host the first-ever Global Fan Summit: an exclusive, live interactive interview on its Web site with Academy Award®-nominated director/screenwriter Alfonso Cuarón. The live Web cast can be seen only at www.amazon.com/dvd and will begin Monday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m. PDT, the eve of the highly anticipated DVD release of his Oscar®-nominated motion picture Children of Men. Cuarón will answer real-time questions from Amazon.com customers watching the interview from around the world. Customers can also submit questions ahead of time by visiting www.amazon.com/specialfeatures.
The live, interactive video interview is a first of its kind for the world’s largest online retailer and is a natural expansion of the numerous features the site offers customers to inform them about the products Amazon sells. The Web cast will be archived at www.amazon.com/specialfeatures for future viewing.
Leading up to the DVD release of Children of Men on March 27, Amazon.com is now featuring exclusive early excerpts from two of the DVD’s compelling bonus features, titled Under Attack and Possibility of Hope. Under Attack, offers an inside look at how the filmmakers created the movie’s most breathtaking scenes. Possibility of Hope, is Cuarón’s personal documentary on how the film’s revolutionary themes relate to contemporary society. These excerpts can be seen at www.amazon.com/specialfeatures.
‘We are pleased to offer our customers a rare opportunity to watch and interact directly with one of today’s most intriguing movie directors, Alfonso Cuarón,’ said Peter Faricy, vice president of movies at Amazon.com. ‘We continue to find new and innovative ways to help our customers make more informed buying decisions and be entertained in the process.’
‘By partnering with Amazon on this innovative event, we are offering DVD consumers direct access to one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers who, in the past year, has created one of the most provocative and well-crafted films of our time,’ said Craig Kornblau, President, Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “This is a perfect example of how by continuing to aggressively harness digital technologies, we can allow audiences to play a more interactive role in shaping and enriching their own entertainment experiences.’
No children. No future. No hope. Children of Men is a story set in the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born. Disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for. Co-starring Michael Caine, filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men is the powerful film Pete Hammond of Maxim calls ‘magnificent…a unique and totally original vision.’