Talk about old school. While many movies now hit home video around 90 days after their theatrical debut - and some arrive on streaming even sooner - Paul Thomas Anderson's Licorice Pizza has taken its sweet time coming home. The '70s-set comedy earned rave reviews and three Oscar nominations, as well as a lot of angry rants on Twitter. But now it will finally be available to own on a physical format.
The Blu-ray release includes special features like camera tests, a deleted scene and the typical behind-the-scenes stuff. And for fun, a commercial for Fat Bernie's arcade, which Gary (Cooper Hoffman) opens near the end of the film. There's also a limited edition poster. It's a top-notch package, though I'm surprised only a single deleted scene is included. A freewheeling movie like this probably has hours of unused footage. I know I could use more of Sean Penn and Tom Waits reminiscing about shooting war movies.
Licorice Pizza arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on May 17.