October 15, 2018
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set home release dates for Searching, a film festival favorite that delves into the virtual world of social media.
The mystery-thriller will be released on digital – including the Movies Anywhere app – on Nov. 13, with a Blu-ray Disc and DVD release two weeks later, on Nov. 27.
Searching is the feature film debut for writer-director Aneesh Chaganty and writer-producer Sev Ohanian. According to Sony Pictures, Chaganty and Ohanian’s script constructs a new form of cinema inspired by the connection between parent and child in the Internet age.
The film stars John Cho as a distraught father determined to find his missing daughter. He sifts through her social media accounts, emails, pictures, videos and more to aid in the police investigation. Also in the case are Debra Messing, Joseph Lee and Michelle La in her feature film debut.
Searching won the audience award and the Alfred P. Slogan Feature Film Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and has a 93% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Bonus features on the disc and digital releases include a commentary from the director and three exclusive behind-the scenes featurettes. “Changing The Language Of Cinema” explores the creative process of producing a film told entirely on screens. “Update Username: Cast And Characters” delves into the film’s challenging cinematography through interviews with the cast and the filmmakers. And “Searching For Easter Eggs” finds filmmakers Chaganty and Ohanian revealing the “blink and you missed it” Easter Eggs hidden in the ancillary screen space throughout the film.
Searching has a run time of approximately 102 minutes.