Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind headed for Blu-ray

4-time Oscar winner A Beautiful Mind will be released on Blu-ray Disc from Universal next year on January 25, 2011. Directed by Ron Howard, and starring Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind is based on the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a Nobel Laureate in Economics and paranoid schizophrenic.

The film was released to theaters in December, 2001, and also stars Ed Harris as William Parcher, Jennifer Connelly as Alicia Nash, and Christopher Plummer as Dr. Rosen who treats Nash for his illness. The movie was structured on the biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr. written by Sylvia Nasar.

Extras on the Blu-ray Disc include featurettes “Development of the Screenplay,” “Creating of the Special Effects,” and feature commentaries with both director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. (See full list of extras below.)

A Beautiful Mind Bonus Features:

• A Beautiful Partnership: Ron Howard & Brian Grazer
• Development of the Screenplay
• Meeting John Nash
• Casting Russell Crowe & Jennifer Connelly
• The Process of Age Progression
• Final Feature Comparisons
• Creating of the Special Effects
• Inside A Beautiful Mind
• Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard
• Feature Commentary with Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman
• pocket BLU
• BD-Live Enabled
• My Scenes

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