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-- Federico Fellini
Nov 162021
 

Ben Platt steps back into Evan Hansen’s shoes one last time with an incredible final performance in the powerful film adaptation of the remarkable generation-defining Broadway musical that broke records at the Music Box Theatre, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, available to own for the first time on Digital November 23, 2021 and on Blu-ray and DVD December 7, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Just in time for the holidays, fans and newcomers alike can experience at home the emotional journey of self-discovery and familial relationships that take us back to our vulnerable teenage years and reminds us all of our inherent need for human connection, no matter how big or small. Get ready to come a little closer to the entire cast and go behind the scenes with DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Digital, Blu-rayTM and DVD – with over an hour of brand-new bonus content including an in-depth look at the music of the film, one-of-a-kind mini documentaries with cast, Ben Platt’s personal reflection on his character, and a never-before-seen making of featurette with cast and crew.

Tony®, Grammy® and Emmy® Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky, DEAR EVAN HANSEN features music and lyrics by the Oscar®, Grammy® and Tony®-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La LandThe Greatest Showman), including two brand new songs and the iconic anthem “You Will Be Found.”

The all-new musical drama also showcases an all-star supporting cast including Academy® Award winner Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Academy® Award nominee Amy Adams (Enchanted), Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Nik Dodani (“Atypical”), Colton Ryan (“Little Voice”), Danny Pino (“Law & Order: SVU”), and DeMarius Copes (Broadway’s Mean Girls).

With the purchase of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards special rewards via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, signed collectables, box sets, win exclusive prizes and more! For FREE registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • Songs To Be Seen – Journey behind the scenes to get an exclusive look at each song featured in DEAR EVAN HANSEN and what they mean to the cast and crew.
    • Waving Through a Window
    • For Forever
    • Anonymous Ones
    • You Will Be Found
    • A Little Closer
  • Looking Through the Lens: The Making of Dear Evan Hansen: This making of showcases the filmmakers and new cast members that have come together within the Dear Evan Hansen family to bring such an incredible story from stage to screen. From Costume Designer Sekinah Brown’s pieces to Jamaica Craft’s choreography, Director Stephen Chbosky’s insight and Beth Mickle’s production design – we see a holistic representation of the filmmaker’s production process.
  • Stars In Our Eyes:  For so many, this production was their first working environment after many months, in a time where we all felt the need for connection. Witness the exploding artistry that came to life on set as both cast and crew began to find themselves again through collaborative creativity.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM & Digital:
  • Songs To Be Seen – Journey behind the scenes to get an exclusive look at each song featured in DEAR EVAN HANSEN and what they mean to the cast and crew.
    • Sincerely Me
    • Requiem
    • If I Could Tell Her
    • Only Us
    • Words Fail
    • So Big, So Small
  • Sincerely, Ben Platt: Ben Platt reflects on finding his voice through a character that very much mirrored his own teenage experience, how that role brought him international acclaim and what bringing his run as the character Evan Hansen to an end ultimately feels like.
FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Colton Ryan, Danny Pino with Julianne Moore and Amy Adams
Executive Music Producers: Alex Lacamoire, Justin Paul
Music Produced By: Dan Romer
Score By: Dan Romer and Justin Paul
Music and Lyrics By: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Costume Designer: Sekinah Brown
Editor: Anne McCabe ACE
Production Designer: Beth Mickle
Director of Photography: Brandon Trost
Executive Producers: Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Michael Bederman, Stacey Minich
Produced By: Marc Platt p.g.a. Adam Siegel p.g.a.
Based on the Musical Stage Play with Book By: Steven Levenson
And Music and Lyrics By: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Screenplay By: Steven Levenson
Directed By: Stephen Chbosky

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY
Street Date: December 7, 2021
Selection Number: 1000807140 (US) / 1000807180 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: PG-13 thematic material involving suicide, brief strong language, and some suggestive references
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0 (bonus features), Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, French Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours 17 minutes 5 seconds

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: December 7, 2021
Selection Number: 1000805202 (US) / 1000807179 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: PG-13 thematic material involving suicide, brief strong language, and some suggestive references
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 (bonus features), Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours 17 minutes 5 seconds

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