‘Phantom Thread’ Sews Its Way Onto Home Video

Do not use the word “chic” for this release.

Phantom Thread was one of the most anticipated releases of 2017 due to its secrecy during production and the announcement of it being the final film of legendary actor Daniel Day Lewis. When the film finally came out, it was met with roaring applause from critics and winding up on many top tens of the year (including mine). And while the film has struggled to make its money back at the box office, it’s been killing it at the awards season earning two Golden Globe nominations and a whopping 6 Oscar Nods, including Best Picture. And just like that, the reveal of when it will hit shelves is right around the corner, with a release for the 10th of April (the Digital release is just two weeks earlier, specifically on the 27th of March).

First up, the cover art, which is a slight variant of the film’s poster. Also included is the back cover, which details the length of the extras:

Next up are extras, which given how glib Paul Thomas Anderson is with the extras of his movies, look to be pretty sparse:

 

  • Camera Tests (8 minutes)
  • For the Hungry Boy (5 minutes)
  • House of Woodcock Fashion Show (2 minutes)
  • Behind the Scenes Photographs (10 minutes)

Audio is, much to my surprise, a DTS:X audio track. The film was natively mixed in 5.1, so I wonder if he approved of this track personally or this was something out of his control. Still, I am most pleased by this. On top of that, there have been rumors of a 4K release as well but by the looks of it, the US won’t be getting it. So for those interested, you might just have to import it.

Phantom Thread was easily one of my favorite films of the year. A subtle but sumptuous affair with great performances, excellent camera work, wonderful script, beautiful costume design – You name it, I’d probably praise the hell out of it. To say I’m delighted that it’s coming out soon is putting it pretty lightly. Hope to snag this baby pretty soon.

 

  • Larry Version 3

    Hmm okay. Putting it like that it does sound like something I would be into

  • William Dhalgren

    I’m dense.

  • DryButSoupy

    A movie about a tailor…or whatever he is…just made me think of that part in Three Amigos “Sew…sew like the wind!”

    It’s probably not very funny.

  • William Dhalgren

    I’m resisting the urge to pretend that I get this. Help?

  • William Dhalgren

    This guy makes interesting films. They’re not always terribly suspenseful, but the thing I like about them are his subjects and how different they are. I don’t know anything about clothing designers (or cult leaders or oil barons or porn stars) other than what I’ve gleaned from pop culture stereotypes. Anderson goes beyond the surface and kind of shows the humanity in these eccentric characters, shows that, in a lot of ways, they are just like us normies.

  • William Dhalgren

    That’s kinda what I figured.

  • TheDeadFellow

    Well, I feel like if you’re a fan of the previous director’s work, this should work too. I’ve only have seen a few of his films (There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, The Master and this) but while The Master never really clicked for me, I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen of Anderson’s work.

    As for the film itself, it’s a pretty subtle affair, finding more joy in the tiniest things characters do rather than the “big” moments. Plus it does dip its toes into bizarre territory at times but still showing great restraint.

  • Larry Version 3

    The more I look into it the more I think it could be one of those masterpiece films for the critics but a slight bore for anyone who doesn’t analyse every single second.

  • William Dhalgren

    No clue.

  • TheDeadFellow

    Has she seen any other of Paul Thomas Anderson’s films?

  • DryButSoupy
  • William Dhalgren

    My sister-in-law saw this last weekend and said that it was SUPER boring. I don’t know how much stock to put in her testimony.

  • Larry Version 3

    Im so on the fence about whether or not I should buy this. Could be good but it could also be not my thing