Friday 2nd May 2014
Discover the mystery behind Johannes Vermeer's photo-realistic paintings when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Tim's Vermeer on Digital on 12th May 2014 and on DVD on 26th May 2014.
An official selection at the Telluride, Toronto International and New York Film Festivals, Tim's Vermeer is a compelling documentary that follows inventor Tim Jenison as he tries to reveal the tools and techniques used by Vermeer to create his life-like works of art 150 years before the invention of photography. Jenison's wildly ambitious quest stretches across the globe and culminates with his attempt at recreating Vermeer's masterpiece, The Music Lesson. In the process something magical happens.
Available on the Tim's Vermeer DVD are more than two and a half hours of deleted, extended and alternate scenes, as well as commentary with Teller, Jenison, Penn Jillette & Farley Ziegler and a special "Toronto International Film Festival Q&A" showcasing the film's talented team. The film was written by magician-duo Penn Jillette & Teller, directed by Teller and produced and narrated by Penn Jillette. Featured in the film, in addition to Jenison, is English artist David Hockney and actor-painter Martin Mull.
Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Holland on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.
- Commentary with Teller, Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler
- Over 2 ½ Hours of Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scenes
- Toronto International Film Festival Q&A
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.