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Steven Spielberg's new film starring Meryl Streep
and Tom Hanks hits US theaters on December 22 2017.
  December 3rd, 2012       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Make sure to get your DVD, Blu-Ray or on demand copy of “Hope Springs”, out in the USA on December 04. The DVD, in various formats, offers director commentary, a five-minute gag reel, a four-minute featurette with Streep and Jones talking marriage, and 17 minutes of alternate takes. The Blu-ray offers four additional featurettes. Over 1.000 Blu-Ray screencaptures from the film have been added to the image library, with many thanks to my friend Lindsey, who got her pre-order a day early. Enjoy the screencaptures.

With the Golden Globe nominations being announced next week, both Meryl and Tommy Lee are favors to receive nominations in the categories for Comedy actor and actress, respectively. The film has received generally positive reviews upon its release, the New York Times wrote, that “Mr. Jones and Ms. Streep keep the therapy scenes lively, despite Mr. Frankel’s stolid direction, as he cuts between Dr. Feld, murmuring thoughtful, Oprah-eseque banalities from his chair, and Kay and Arnold, plopped side by side and sometimes squirming and mugging on the couch. Mr. Frankel has a tougher time once Kay and Arnold, who travel to Maine to work with Dr. Feld, retreat into their separate corners.”

To further heighten your mood for the film and its special features, Entertainment Tonight has published a compliation video clip from the disc’s gag reel on their website. In the bloopers, an excerpt of one and a half minutes, you can catch Tommy Lee Jones proclaiming that “Meryl Streep does not make mistakes – sometimes the world can not just keep up.” and Meryl herself failing to strike the garbage can. More features can be found on the DVD, with additional featurettes on the Blu-Ray disc.

  • LB

    I love this movie. I went to see it…um…let’s just say it was in the double digits…when it was in the theater. I’m happy w/the DVD and I will be buying the Bluray soon…even though I don’t have a Bluray player yet.

    I wish there were more gag reel stuff, its great stuff. I would love to see the gag reel for the banana scene, but Mr. Frankel said it was going to be locked away in a vault somewhere…dang.

    Also, I would love to see a director’s cut of this movie (maybe we could petition Mr. Frankel for it). Mr. Frankel’s commentary made me wishing to see some of the stuff they said they had to “tame” down to get the PG13 rating, which I’m not sure why they were shooting for. I don’t think an R rating would have limited their audience…but I’m just speaking from the point of view of a person who went to see it double digit times in the theater and the audience was always over 18….just saying.

  • cecilia

    Can’t wait until it’s going to be released in finland!

  • Dee

    My husband stopped by the store this morning on his way home from work and bought it for me. I watched it twice already. And yes, I think I saw it 7 or 8 times. Lost count but I love Meryl!!!!! Love, love, love the gag reel on the dvd!

  • Daine Louise

    oh men! can’t wait to watch this on dvd.. soooo excited!

  • Saskia

    me again. any chnace to get screens of the bloopers :-) ? like pleaseee ? :-)

  • Saskia

    man … it´s not that easy to live in ermany considering the dvd release ^^. but THANKYOU for the bloopers so I can have a little pree-view – thankyouuuuuuuuuuu :-). love them.

  • Mary

    I CANNOT WAIT to buy this tomorrow. Saw it EIGHT times in the theater and anxious to see it again. Meryl and Tommy Lee Jones were phenomenal together.

  • Océane

    I’m buying the DVD tomorrow for sure, I can’t wait! Oh and just for you to know, it’s also going to be released in canada the same day