I’ve always been curious to see ‘The Insider’, the film directed by Michael Mann, and starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, that deals with a famous fight between Lowell Bergman and the Tobacco industry. When I was younger, the subject seemed to adult and I wasn’t interested in it, because I knew I wouldn’t fully understand it. Now though, I think I could finally appreciate the film, so I’m excited to see that Disney is releasing the film on February 19, 2013, on blu-ray. I’m a huge fan of Michael Mann, who has directed quite a few of my favorite films, including ‘Collateral’, starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, and of course, ‘Heat’, starring Robert DeNiro, Val Kilmer, and Al Pacino. With two of the most powerhouse actors in Pacino and Crowe leading the film, I’m sure I’m in for a real treat. I really can’t wait to finally see this film for the first time, and on blu-ray no less, to really get to see the film the way it was meant to be seen.
Have you seen ‘The Insider’? Are you excited to see the film on blu-ray? Let me know in the comments below, only here on Chip and Company, and look for our review early next month.
Own the Seven-Time Academy Award® Nominated (Including For Best Picture) Film that Transformed an Entire Industry Starring Academy Award®-Winners Al Pacino, Russell Crowe and Christopher Plummer
Available for the First Time on Blu-ray February 19, 2013
Synopsis: THE INSIDER recounts the chain of events that pitted an ordinary man against the tobacco industry and dragged two people into the fight of theirlives. Academy Award®-winner Al Pacino (1992 Best Actor for Scent of a Woman) gives a powerful performance as veteran 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman and Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (2000 Best Actor forGladiator) co-stars as the ultimate insider, former tobacco executive Dr. Jeffrey Wigand. When Wigand is fired by his employer – – one of the largest tobacco companies in America — he agrees to become a paid consultant for a story Bergman is working on regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations, and much, much more. As they soon find out, Corporate America will use all legal means at its disposal to save a billion-dollar-a-year habit. And as the corporate giants soon find out, Bergman and Wigand are honorable men, driven to smoke out the evidence. Also starring Academy Award®-winner Christopher Plummer (2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Beginners) as anchor Mike Wallace and Gina Gershon, THE INSIDER will chill you with its cold, hard edge — and thrill you with its unbelievable twists and turns.
Cast: Al Pacino (The Recruit, Any Given Sunday, The Godfather, Scent of a Woman), Russell Crowe (Robin Hood, Body of Lies), Christopher Plummer (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Priest, Beginners), & Gina Gershon (Face/Off, Bound)
Director: Michael Mann (Public Enemies, Miami Vice, Collateral), nominated for a 1999 Academy Award for Best Director for THE INSIDER.
Screen Writers: Michael Mann (Public Enemies, Miami Vice, Collateral), Eric Roth (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) & Marie Brenner (“The Man Who Knew Too Much” article)
Producers: Michael Mann (Public Enemies, Miami Vice, Collateral) & Pieter Jan Brugge (Love and Other Drugs, Miami Vice)
Release Date: February 19, 2013 (Direct Pre-book: 12/25; Distributor Pre-book:1/8)
Rating: “R” For Language
Run Time: 158 minutes
Aspect Ratio: is 2.39:1
Audio: Dolby Digital Surround Sound, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
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