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In fan circles no film enjoyed such hype this year as the creative sci-fi extravaganza “Everything Everywhere All At Once”. This was expressed, for example, in the fact that in the meantime at letterboxd ranked number one among the best films of all time chosen became. Even if Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s so wacky and emotional multiverse trip had to give up this rank again in the meantime, it can rest on euphoric reviews and on a remarkable success with the public. Then “Everything Everywhere All At Once” grossed around $107 million worldwide, quadrupling its budget and is the biggest hit in the history of indie distributor A24.
However, the German audience was comparatively hesitant to buy tickets: While “Everything Everywhere All At Once” is currently ranked 18th among the most successful films of 2022 in the USA, it was only enough for 41st place in Germany with a little less than 170,000 admissions. It doesn’t matter whether you contributed to the film’s box office result or still have to make up for it: Starting tomorrow, August 12, 2022, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” will not only be available on DVD and Blu-ray, but also in 4K in a lovingly designed, limited media book.
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The Mediabook includes Everything Everywhere All At Once on both 4K disc and standard Blu-ray. While the 4K disc comes without any bonus material, the Blu-ray disc is loaded with extras that provide a behind-the-scenes look at this extraordinary project full of crazy effects. There is more information in the 24-page booklet of the media book, which also congenially captures the feeling of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” with its cover design.
The edition of the media book is limited. Experience has shown that it is realistic that a regular 4K edition will appear after this edition has sold out, but it will in all probability come in standard packaging without a booklet. But of course that’s pure speculation at this point – which leads us to the story of the film…
…because “Everything Everywhere All At Once” is about frustrated laundromat owner Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), whose life feels like it’s about to collapse. Her shy husband (Ke Huy Quan) files for divorce. Her constantly bitching father (James Hong) has little sympathy for his eccentric granddaughter (Stephanie Hsu). She, in turn, is angry with her mother Evelyn because she does not give her the support she wants when she wants to come out as a lesbian to her grandfather. As if the family hustle wasn’t enough, Evylyn also has a grumpy tax officer (Jamie Lee Curtis) breathing down her neck!
An apparently hopeless situation, from which Evelyn increasingly flees into speculative castles in the air. “If only I had then… Oh, could I now… Why have I actually never…” fantasies stop. Fantasies that turn out to be true: Suddenly, Evelyn is confronted by a wilder version of her husband, who explains to her that there is a multiverse with virtually endless Evelynswho acted differently and are therefore now different. Sounds great and opens up brightly colored prospects for Evelyn, but has a huge catch…
What this hook is will not be explained at this point. After all, there is a high probability that people who want to catch up on “Everything Everywhere All At Once” are reading this. But if you still want to hear a few more bars about the film: The theatrical release was in the DashFUN podcast canvas love spoke at length about the creativity and emotional power of the film:
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