Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just announced a January 11, 2011 release date for the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the Oscar front-runner The Social Network. As you can tell from my “Oscar Overture” section of the site, this film is getting tons of love from the critical community as the Los Angeles, New York, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco and Southeastern Critics groups have already named it the best film of 2010 along with the National Board of Review.
It seems Sony is keen on getting the film in stores with the massive wave of buzz behind it instead of waiting to see if it takes home the Best Picture Oscar on February 27 and even before Oscar nominations are announced on January 25. Perhaps they’re hoping the film will rack up enough nominations to send those that hadn’t yet purchased it to the store to see what all the fuss is about. Either way, it’s only a few weeks away.
The DVD edition will include two audio commentaries, one with director David Fincher and the other with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and undisclosed members of the cast. The Blu-ray will include both commentaries as well as the following special features on a second disc: