Campaigning for Oscar on DVD
Posted 10.24.07 by reelz
While the studios tend to focus on getting their Oscar contenders into theaters in the fall, some movies do actually come out throughout the rest of the year.
So what happens to a good movie released in April? A fall DVD release, of course! Movies like Reign Over Me and Talk to Me are employing well-timed DVD releases to try to catch the eye of the Academy. And David Fincher is releasing a special Director's Cut of last spring's, Zodiac, to try to drum up interest.
But will that be enough? Sasha Stone at Awards Daily thinks Zodiac might score a Cinematography or Visual Effects nod, but that's it, and we'd have agree. Despite its high marks from the critical community, we'd kind of hoped for more from this movie and don't think it has quite enough gusto to break through to Awards land. Time will tell.
The Director's Cut of Zodiac comes out on Jan. 8, 2008.