Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed the Blu-ray release of director Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky, starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell and Penélope Cruz (who was cast as Sofia in both Alejandro Amenábar’s 1997 original and Crowe’s 2001 remake). With all-new enhanced content, a filmmakers’ commentary, and alternate ending, Vanilla Sky makes its Blu-ray debut on June 30th.
Synopsis: Tom Cruise delivers one of his finest performances in this unforgettably powerful film that reunites him with his Jerry Maguire director, Cameron Crowe. Young, handsome and wealthy, publishing tycoon David Aames (Cruise) can have anything his heart desires. Still, David’s charmed life seems incomplete. One night, David meets the woman of his dreams (Penélope Cruz) and believes he may have found the missing piece. But a fateful encounter with a jealous lover (Cameron Diaz) suddenly sends David’s world out of control, rocketing him on a roller coaster ride of romance, sex, suspicion and dreams… to a shocking, final awakening you will never forget.
Vanilla Sky, a Cruise/Wagner-Vinyl Films Production, is a remake of the 1997 Spanish film Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes) directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Released by Paramount Pictures in 2001, the film was directed by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo, Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire), with an eponymous song, “Vanilla Sky,” composed by Sir Paul McCartney. The song was nominated for both the 2001 Academy Award for Music (Original Song) and 2002 Golden Globes for Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Cameron Diaz also received nominations (2002 Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Award) for her supporting role in the film.
The Blu-ray release will contain two versions of Vanilla Sky: the 2001 original theatrical cut and the new Alternate Ending Version. Special features include:
- NEW – Alternate Ending Version of the Film
- NEW – 13 Deleted, alternate and extended scenes with commentary by director Cameron Crowe
- NEW – Vignette: Mask Test
- NEW – Vignette: Kurt Russell Single Take
- Feature Commentary by Cameron Crowe, Nancy Wilson and Tom Cruise
- Photo Gallery with audio introduction by photographer Neal Preston, including new behind the scenes photos
- Interview with Paul McCartney
- Music Video “Afrika Shox” by Leftfield/Afrika Bambaataa
- Gag Reel
- And More…