The big day has finally arrived: Life Itself is out on blu-ray and dvd starting Tuesday, February 17th! It is available for digital download on all major online platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, Youtube, and Google Play.
It's been quite a ride since our world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival a little over a year ago (check out a recap of that emotional day here), and since then Life Itself has screened to wide acclaim at festivals worldwide including Cannes, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Telluride, and AFI Docs. In July 2014 it embarked on a successful theatrical run, and last year was named the best documentary of the year by over a dozen critics associations, and also received the Golden Tomato Award from Rotten Tomatoes as the best reviewed documentary of 2014. It also was awarded best by The Critic’s Choice Awards, The National Board of Review, and The Producers Guild of America.
The DVD, blu-ray, and digital release are packed with extras, including an interview with director Steve James, deleted scenes, the featurettes “AXS TV: A look at Life Itself” and “Sundance Tribute,” and a theatrical trailer. You can check out a full rundown of the deleted scenes at RogerEbert.com.