‘Requiem for a Dream’ Director’s Cut on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Oct. 13

Lionsgate will release Requiem for a Dream on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for its 20th anniversary Oct. 13.

The combo pack will include the director’s cut of Darren Aronofsky’s adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.’s novel about four people pursuing their visions of happiness through drugs, plummeting with their dreams into a nightmarish, gut-wrenching freefall.

The cast includes Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly and Marlon Wayans.

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The 4K disc includes Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound with a transfer supervised by cinematographer Matthew Libatique, plus four new featurettes: “On Set: 1999,” “Transcendent Moments: The Score of Requiem for a Dream,” “Ellen Burstyn on Requiem for a Dream” and “Through Their Eyes: Revisiting Requiem for a Dream.”

The standard Blu-ray included in the combo pack includes legacy extras such as “The Making of Requiem for a Dream” featurette, the “Memories, Dreams, & Addictions: Ellen Burstyn Interviews Hubert Selby Jr.” featurette, deleted scenes with optional commentary by Aronofsky, and a marketing gallery

Both the 4K and regular Blu-ray discs include separate audio commentaries by Aronofsky and Libatique.

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‘Serendipity,’ About Breast Cancer Battle, Due on Blu-ray, DVD on Feb. 4

Cohen Media Group has announced a Feb. 4 release date for Serendipity, an adaption of the book by French-born and New York-based artist Prune Nourry detailing her battle with breast cancer — a battle she ultimately won.

The film will be available on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD, at suggested retail prices of $30.99 and $25.99, respectively.

Angelina Jolie and Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) serve as executive producers, while Alastair Siddons (Tomb Raider) produced and wrote the film.

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The documentary follows Nourry who, after her breast cancer diagnosis, chronicles her treatment and its effect on her body, work, mind, and soul. The experience turns her medical odyssey into serendipity, an intimate artistic undertaking that leads her to find new meaning in her work and its serendipitous relationship to her own survival.

Bonus material includes the featurette Conversations at The Quad, with director Nourry.

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