CULVER CITY, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- College students will get a chilling look into what is considered the country's worst economic downturn since the Great Depression with Academy Award®-winning documentary Inside Job, now on Blu-ray Disc and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film, which chronicles the events that led to the $20 trillion global financial crisis, stands alone as a clear and poignant lesson for future generations on how to safeguard our economy in the years to come.
To bolster conversations in classrooms across the country, Sony Pictures Classics partnered with Professor of Law and Finance Frank Partnoy from the University of San Diego to create a one-of-a-kind teachers guide to accompany the film. This educational tool includes a discussion outline for teachers and students to use before and after viewing the film and four flexible lesson plans complete with teacher's notes and student handouts that are designed to engage students in constructive conversations about the nation's financial future. The exclusive online teacher's guide can be found at www.insidejobstudyguide.com.
Inside Job is available for the SRP of $34.95 (Blu-ray) and $28.95 (DVD). Special features include deleted scenes, commentary with director Charles Ferguson and producer Audrey Marrs and a making of featurette. Exclusive to the Blu-ray are more than 60 minutes of additional deleted scenes.
Inside Job Synopsis:
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), comes Inside Job, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia. Inside Job was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore and China.
Teacher's Guide Activities & Lesson Plans:
- Activity 1: "It's Utterly Mad"
- Activity 2: "It Was Clear He Was Stuck With His Ideology"
- Activity 3: "Sure, I'd Make That Bet"
- Activity 4: "It's a Wall Street Government"
BD/DVD Special Features Include:
- Deleted Scenes featuring Eliot Spitzer, Lee Hsien Loong, Satyajit Das and other financial insiders
- Commentary with director Charles Ferguson and producer Audrey Marrs
- The Making of Inside Job Featurette
- More than 60 minutes of additional Deleted Scenes
Inside Job has a run time of 120 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some drug and sex-related material. Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.
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DVD Catalog #: 36916
BD Catalog #: 36913
DVD UPC Code: 043396369160
BD UPC Code: 043396369139
DVD Order Date: 2/3/11
BD Order Date: 2/3/11
DVD SLP: $28.95
BD SLP: $34.95
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