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Blu-ray Review: The Disaster Artist

April 3, 2018

By John Corrado

It’s no surprise that James Franco won a Golden Globe for his performance in The Disaster Artist, which is now available on Blu-ray.  The actor, who also directed the film, commands the screen with his brilliant portrayal of Tommy Wisseau, the infamous writer, director and star of The Room, which has been dubbed the best worst movie ever made.

When I saw The Disaster Artist at a press screening, it’s maybe the only time I can remember when the audience of critics actually clapped at the end, and that’s one of the best recommendations I can offer.  This is a wildly entertaining look at the making of an accidental cult classic, that also serves as an oddly inspiring ode to dreamers.  For more on the film itself, you can read my full review right here.

The Blu-ray also includes a commentary track with James Franco and Dave Franco joined by their real life counterparts Tommy Wisseau and Greg Sestero, as well as a selection of three featurettes.  Oh, Hi Mark!: Making a Disaster is a general look at the production that really illustrates how much fun everyone seemed to be having on set; Directing a Disaster focuses on how James Franco went method, doing the entire film in character; and Just a Guy Leaning On a Wall: Getting to Know Tommy features those involved in the film and other actors discussing the enigmatic figure that is Tommy Wisseau.  It’s good stuff all around.

The Disaster Artist is an Elevation Pictures release.  It’s 104 minutes and rated 14A.

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