Stay tuned: Gary Ross’ imaginative 1998 fantasy is slated for Blu-ray in February.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers will be bringing ‘Pleasantville’ starring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon, to high-definition on February 1.

The film tells the tale of a pair of teens who are mysteriously zapped into the realm of a 1950s TV sitcom.

Specs for the Blu-ray have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include: Commentary by Writer/Director Gary Ross; Isolated Score Track with Commentary by Composer Randy Newman; Featurette: “The Art of Pleasantville”; Fiona Apple’s “Across the Universe” Music Video, Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; Theatrical Trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $19.98.

You can find the latest specs for ‘Pleasantville’ linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it’s indexed under February 1.


Late night host Chelsea Handler is getting serious about this acting thing. After booking her first studio role in the CG-live action film Hop (in which she is playing the Easter Bunny), Handler has now lined up a part opposite Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine in McG’s This Means War. Handler will play the “best friend and confidante” of Witherspoon’s character, who is “lusted after” by Hardy and Pine, best friends who “wage an escalating war for her affection.” It will be a true feat in acting if Handler can manage to look genuinely interested and supportive as Witherspoon goes on about how it’s just so hard to choose between Tom Hardy and Chris Pine because they both make her so happy but in totally different ways.