Nominated for eleven Oscars including Best Motion Picture of the Year, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things is coming home in a couple weeks, we’ve learned this morning.
Poor Things will be available for digital purchase & rental on Prime Video beginning February 27, and it’ll also be streaming on Apple TV+ the same day. It hits Blu-ray on March 12.
Variety previews, “The digital and physical versions feature hours of bonus content, including a featurette with Stone, Lanthimos and the rest of the cast and crew as they take viewers behind the scenes of making the fantastical film. The short film explores the costumes, makeup and prosthetics, in addition to intimate tours of the film’s many intricately designed sets. Also included in the upcoming releases are a slate of deleted scenes.”
Emma Stone stars alongside Willem Dafoe in Poor Things from Yorgos Lanthimos (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Dogtooth), a Frankenstein-like tale based on the 1992 novel by Alistair Gray. Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, and Mark Ruffalo also star.
Lanthimos’ latest tells “the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.”
Poor Things has been rated “R” for “Strong and pervasive sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing material, gore, and language.”
Stone previously starred in Lanthimos’ ruthless period comedy The Favourite, marking a reunion between the actor, director, and screenwriter Tony McNamara (“The Great,” Cruella).
Meagan wrote in her 5-star review for Bloody Disgusting, “Poor Things’ dedication to bluntly exploring the weirdest quirks of humanity, from infancy to adulthood, is the precise type of strange cinema that mainstream audiences will find off-putting. Yet through Stone’s audacious performance and Lanthimos’ awe-inducing approach, Poor Things fearlessly and humorously champions the magic of curiosity that’ll reward adventurous movie lovers.”
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