DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Descendants'

The Descendants



Movie: 4 out of 4 stars

Disc: 4 out of 4 stars

Receiving much deserved acclaim but few actual industry awards, Alexander Payne's bittersweet movie features the best performance yet from George Clooney as a wealthy Hawaiian lawyer who must deal with a comatose wife, two headstrong daughters and an extended family dependant on his decision involving a huge real estate deal. As with all of Payne's films, the comedy is sharp and dark and is complimented by deeply moving drama that never tries to hard and always hits home.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/2.39:1), audio: English (5.1 DTS-HD MA), French and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) subtitles: English, French and Spanish.

Special Features:

Interview with Clooney and Payne

Additional DVD disc with Digital Copy

7 Making-of featurettes

3 music videos

Silent film: "The World Parade Hawaii"

Deleted scenes with commentary

Fox, $39.99