Flying low under the radar this year, and highly unrecognized, was Don Jon. The first written and directed feature by Joseph Gordon Levitt is not only incredibly hilarious, but also smart and delightfully fresh. For those who were not able to catch the raunchy sex-comedy this year can pick it in stores on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 31 and have a happy New Year. Check out all of the special features for Don Jon after the break.
Pushing his hitRECord brand further than ever before, JGL has proven himself quite the up-and-coming filmmaker to look out for. Although Don Jon didn’t sweep audiences commercially, making only $30 million worldwide, critically it did gangbusters (full review here). On a $6 million budget, that isn’t too bad. I have a feeling on DVD and Blu-ray Don Jon might have a better impact with audiences who prefer to watch a film related to porn addiction in the comfort of their own homes.
Despite their chemistry or lack their of, depending on how you look at the film, I’m interested to see how much fun JGL and Scarlett Johansson had together on set. Also, I’d be really interested to learn how Gordon Levitt’s first time directing had an impact on him. I think all of the following special features will hopefully answer these questions and more.
Don Jon Blu-ray Exclusive Featurettes:
- Making Of Don Jon
- Don Jon’s Origin
- Joe’s Hats
- Themes & Variations
Don Jon Blu-ray & DVD Features
- HitRECord Shorts
- My Favorite Things Remix: Love of Objects
- Theatrical Trailer and Previews
Anyone unfamiliar with the plot of Don Jon can read it here:
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a handsome, good old-fashioned guy known as Don Jon for his ability to bed beautiful women at will. But ironically, even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss Jon finds alone—watching porn on his computer. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a gorgeous, good old-fashioned girl raised on romantic movies, and she’s determined to find her Prince Charming. Wrestling with expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against false fantasies to find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (Watch the trailer here)
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