‘La La Land’ dances into homes in April
Play it again Sebastian
If you somehow missed the extended release of “La La Land” in theaters, or can’t wait to relive the music and charm, you will be able to stream the Academy Award winning film in April.
Lionsgate officially announced the release home box-office release date for the film, which dominated the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes this year. The musical arrives on Digital HD on April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 25 from Summit Entertainment. All of the editions are available to pre-order on retailers like Amazon.com.
The film was Written and directed by Academy Award winning director Damien Chazelle, and stars Oscar Best Actor nominee Ryan Gosling and Oscar Best Actress winner Emma Stone. “La La Land” tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival to unanimous critical praise. “La La Land” won 6 Academy Awards including Best Director for writer-director Damien Chazelle, won a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe Awards and has become a global box office phenomenon grossing over $400 million globally. The film also features ten-time Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter John Legend who contributed the single “Start a Fire” to the soundtrack which also includes the tracks “City of Stars” (Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song – Motion Picture), and “Audition.”
The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD special features include audio commentary by writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz, and 10 behind-the-scenes featurettes including: “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Damien Chazelle and his team had only two shoot days to make the film’s spectacular opening number a reality. Also included is “La La Land’s Great Party,” looking at the creation of the Hollywood Hills party scene and “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student” showing how hard Ryan Gosling worked to truly play the piano as Sebastian.