A double feature film collection featuring two wonderfully engaging drama, UP IN THE AIR and KITE RUNNER. JUNO's Jason Reitman heads into corporate America territory once again with this adaptation of Walter Kirn's novel UP IN THE AIR. The plot surrounds a human resource administrator (George Clooney, BURN AFTER READING) whose life up in the friendly skies becomes his only world as he works to reach his one-millionth frequent flyer mile. Jason Bateman (TV's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and Vera Farmiga (THE DEPARTED) co-star.
Based on the international bestseller by Khaled Hosseini, THE KITE RUNNER is a fascinating historical epic set in 20th-century Afghanistan. In 1978, Amir (Zekiria Ebrahimi) and Hassan (Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada) are young boys living in Kabul, where Hassan and his father, Ali (Nabi Tanha), work as servants for Amir and his father, Baba (Homayoun Ershadi). Amir and Hassan make an excellent team in kite competitions, with Hassan having a gift for running kites, but after one contest, he is bullied by Assef (Elham Ehsas), who does unspeakable things to him as Amir watches from a distance and then runs away, not helping his friend. As the Russians and then the Taliban take over Afghanistan, Baba and Amir escape to America, where they make a new home in San Francisco. But even as he graduates from college and meets a beautiful young woman, Soraya (Atossa Leoni), who is also from Kabul, Amir (now played by Khalid Abdalla) is haunted by his cowardice and can't turn down an opportunity to try to make things right when it is offered by his father's old friend Rahim Khan (Shaun Toub)--even if it means risking his life.
Commentary by Writer/Director Jason Reitman, Director of Photography Eric Steelberg and First Assistant Director Jason Blumenfeld / Shadowplay: Before The Story / Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Jason Reitman / Theatrical Teaser / Words from The Kite Runner / Images from The Kite Runner / Public Service Announcement with Khaled Hosseini / Theatrical Trailer
Release Date: 30 May 2011
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital\Dolby Digital 5.1
Production Year: 2009
Main Language: English