The acclaimed Synecdoche, New York gets an extras packed Blu-Ray and DVD release on October 12th.
Directed, produced and written by Charlie Kaufman, the film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Samantha Morton and tells the tale of local theatre director Caden Cotard (Hoffman) living in Schnectady, with his personal life collapsing around him.
His artist wife Adele (Keener) leaves him taking their young daughter with her, while his body is stricken with a series of increasingly catastrophic illnesses. Having received a ‘genius grant,’ Caden moves to the City, gathering an ensemble cast into a warehouse in the hope to create a work of brutal honesty, based on constructing a representation of his life.
He develops a new relationship with box-office clerk Hazel (Morton) but then falls for and marries actress Claire (Michelle Williams). However, his lingering attachments to the women in his past prevent him from being completely emotionally involved with the women in his present.
Release Date: 12th October 2009
DVD RRP: £19.99
BLU-RAY RRP: £24.99
Extras include: Infectious Diseases In Cattle: Bloggers’ Roundtable, The Story of Caden Cotard, Script Factory Interview with Charlie Kaufman, Charlie Kaufman Animations, In & Around Synecdoche, New York