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'Up in the Air' gets DVD release date

'Up in the Air' gets DVD release date
A scene from "Up in the Air" is pictured in this undated publicity photo released to UPI. George Clooney, pictured, was nominated for best actor for the 82nd Academy Awards, announced in Beverly Hills, California on February 2, 2010. The Oscars will be presented March 7, 2010 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. UPI/TDale Robinette/Handout | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Best picture Oscar contender "Up in the Air" is to be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States just days after Academy Awards are handed out.

The unemployment-themed comedy, which also earned individual Oscar nods for its stars George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick, as well as its writer-director Jason Reitman, will be released March 9, Paramount Home Entertainment announced Tuesday. The Academy Awards show is slated to take place March 7.

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The DVD and Blu-ray versions of "Up in the Air" are expected to include commentary by Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director Jason Blumenfeld; deleted scenes with optional commentary; and the featurette "Shadowplay: Before The Story." The Blu-ray also includes additional deleted scenes, storyboards, an American Airlines prank and the "Help Yourself" music video by Sad Brad, Paramount said.

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