Two years ago, when I first blogged about The Social Network, I poked fun at the notion that a film about Facebook would be “a compelling piece of cinema, a pre-ordained critical darling destined for box office success.” (“Poked” … get it? Didja get it?)
Even with the participation of screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, producer Scott Rudin, musician Trent Reznor and director David Fincher, I was skeptical about how a movie chronicling the founding of Facebook would turn out. Well, not only is The Social Network still my favorite film of 2010, it seems to be everyone’s favorite, earning the top spot on numerous critics’ lists and garnering a shit-ton of award nominations.
On Tuesday, January 11, The Social Network will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The two-disc set will be jam-packed with extras, including two commentary tracks, a feature-length documentary (How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?), and a half-dozen featurettes.