Need we continue to dwell on the fact that Juno-mania is sweeping the nation, right in time for the film’s big Oscar run? Sure, why not. By now, you have not only heard of Juno, but it is very likely that you have seen it. This week it became the most successful independent film since 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding, passing the $125 million dollar mark domestically. Currently showing on just 1,865 screens, Juno has maintained a $6 million per week average, staying in the box office top ten every week of its release in December. That, as Variety reports, is some kind of little miracle.
Another little miracle will hit retail store shelves on April 15, 2008 in the form of the Juno DVD. And if all goes well, it is going to be one of those DVD boxes with the “Winner: Best Picture” stickers on it. Even if it doesn’t, that won’t stop people from buying it up quick so that they can go home and watch it while they talk on their hamburger phones.
Fox Searchlight has released some details for the DVD release today, saying that they will release the film in a 1-disc and 2-disc special edition, as well as on Blu-ray. Both standard formats will feature the film in the 1:85 Anamorphic widescreen format and sport an English Dolby Digital 5.1 sound mix.
The single disc edition will include audio commentary from director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody, 11 deleted scenes, a gag reel, a Cast and Crew Jam (which could be similar to the songs that have been posted on the film’s official site) and screen tests.
The two disc special edition will include all of that and more. It will have 4 featurettes: Way Beyond “Our” Maturity Level: Juno – Leah – Bleeker, Diablo Cody Is Totally Boss, Jason Reitman For Shizz, and Honest To Blog! Creating Juno.
The Blu-ray release will have an English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio mix, all the special features from the 2-disc edition and two additional featurettes: a Fox Movie Channel Presents: Juno World Premiere and Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session.