Blu-ray Review “Third Person”

third-personStarring: Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Michele Melega
Director: Paul Haggis
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Run Time: 137 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

A film from the director of “Crash” and starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger, Olivia Wilde and James Franco”? How did I not hear about this film and why is it basically going straight to Blu-ray. I knew I had to see this since it had to be terrible. Surprising after watching, I was definitely interested in the film the entire time. It follows Haggis’ multiple storylines that are all intertwined but you don’t find out till the end. Worth checking out for great performances but a little too long for me and expect a little head scratching with the film’s big reveal.

Official Premise: “Third Person” tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal, in a multi-strand story line reminiscent of Paul Haggis’s earlier Oscar-winning film Crash. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome: three couples who appear to have nothing related but share deep commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found.

“Third Person” is being released as a Blu-ray only, no DVD or Digital Copy, which is uncommon for Sony. The film still looks great on Blu-ray with it’s 1080p presentation. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 is also impressive even though the film is very dialogue based.  In terms of special features, we have a decent audio commentary track Writer/Director Paul Haggis, Production Designer Laurence Bennett, Editor Jo Francis, Producer Michael Nozik, and Actor Moran Atias. There is a Q&A again with Paul Haggis, which runs just over 30 minutes. There is a quick behind-the-scenes look into “The Making of Third Person”. Lastly there is a trailer included.

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