Award Winning Film Studio NEON Will Release Michael Mann’s FERRARI On Premium Digital Purchase And Rental Starting January 23
NEON SETS PREMIUM DIGITAL RELEASE ON JANUARY 23 AND BLU-RAY/DVD RELEASE ON MARCH 12 FOR MICHAEL MANN’S FERRARI
STARRING ADAM DRIVER, PENÉLOPE CRUZ AND SHAILENE WOODLEY
AMONG THE TOP TEN FILMS OF 2023, FERRARI HAS GENERATED A BAFTA NOMINATION AND SCREEN ACTORS GUILD NOMINATION FOR CRUZ
Award-winning film studio NEON announced today that it will release Michael Mann’s Ferrari on premium digital purchase and rental starting January 23. The film, which stars Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, and Shailene Woodley, will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD starting March 12. The home release comes on the heels of Ferrari’s holiday season theatrical run in the US and successful international launch, garnering significant critical acclaim for Mann’s direction, and Driver and Cruz’s performances.
Ferrari is set in the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife, Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son, Dino a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son Piero with Lina Lardi. Meanwhile, his drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia.
NEON acquired Ferrari ahead of its 2023 Venice Film Festival world premiere. It made its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival. The film opened on Christmas Day in the U.S. and after its London premier, progressively opened in 32 total territories internationally to strong box office results.
Of Ferrari, top critics said The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis “sublimely expressionistic filmmaking...flat-out thrilling”
The Los Angeles Times’ Justin Chang “Michael Mann’s operatic saga of fast cars, furious women, and the powerful human citadel...Adam Driver is terrific...a ferociously good Penelope Cruz.”
Variety’s Owen Gleiberman “Money and risk, love and hate, all fused by speed – Ferrari is a hypnotic ride....Driver gives Ferrari a coiled authority and Penelope Cruz is Lady Macbeth.”
New York Magazine’s Bilge Ebiri “Mann has always balanced the intimate with the epic. Ferrari might be the purest expression of this.”
The Wall Street Journal’s Kyle Smith “absolutely thrilling”
Time’s Stephanie Zacharek “It’s a supple, elegant film, the kind of picture you’d expect from a vigorous craftsman like Mann”
AARP’s Thelma Adams “Action and soul: Ferrari is a fierce, moving Oscar competitor by a modern master.”
The Blu-Ray and DVD release of the film will feature behind-the-scenes extras, including “The Mille Miglia” and “Building Perfection” which explores the historic race and cars behind Ferrari, as well as in-depth interviews with the award-winning cast and crew.
Recent and upcoming NEON releases include Ava DuVernay’s Origin, which had the fourth-highest per screen average of 2023 for its qualifying run and opened wide on January 19; Palme d’Or winner Anatomy of a Fall from Justine Triet; Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera; Wim Wenders’ Perfect Days, the Japanese selection for ‘Best International Film’ at the Academy Awards® this year; and Robot Dreams from Pablo Berger.
This weekend at the Sundance Film Festival marked the world premieres of Seeking Mavis Beacon from director Jazmin Jones and Theda Hammel’s Stress Positions, both of which NEON produced, and Handling the Undead starring Renate Reinsve.
FERRARI COMES TO DIGITAL ON JANUARY 23
In only six years, NEON has garnered 25 Academy Award® nominations (6 in this past awards season alone), 5 wins, including Best Picture, and has grossed over $200M at the box office. The company continues to push boundaries and take creative risks on bold cinema such as Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, which made history winning four Academy Awards®, becoming the first non-English-language film to claim Best Picture. The film also unanimously won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and grossed over $54M at the domestic box office.
The current NEON slate includes: 2023 Palme d’Or winner Anatomy of a Fall from Justine Triet, Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera, Wim Wenders’ Perfect Days (Japan’s official selection for 2024), and Robot Dreams from Pablo Berger, all of which premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Additional recently released and upcoming titles include William Oldroyd’s Eileen, as well as Michael Mann’s Ferrari and Ava DuVernay’s Origin, both of which premiered out of the 2023 Venice FIlm Festival.
NEON has amassed a library of over 80 films, with noteworthy releases including: the Oscar®-nominated documentaries All the Beauty and the Bloodshed and Fire of Love; 2022’s highest grossing documentary, Moonage Daydream; and three-time Academy Award® nominee Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness. It also includes Flee, which made history becoming the first film to score an impressive trifecta of Oscar® nominations; The Worst Person in The World, which was nominated for Original Screenplay and International Feature Film; Spencer, which earned Kristen Stewart an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress; the record-breaking Honeyland, which is the first non-fiction feature to land Academy Award® nominations for Best Documentary and Best International Feature Film in the same year; Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or winner, Titane; and Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, which garnered multiple Academy Award® nominations, one win for Allison Janney and amassed over $30M in domestic box office.
The studio has several projects in various stages of development and production including: Cuckoo, the feature film debut of Hunter Schafer; The Painter and the Thief narrative remake; Asif Kapadia’s 2073; Joshua Oppenheimer’s The End, a golden-age musical starring Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton;and Cassandra at the Wedding, based on the Dorothy Baker novel.
Other noteworthy NEON releases include: Bishal Dutta’s It Lives Inside, which NEON co-produced; Infinity Pool from Brandon Cronenberg; David Cronenberg’s Crimes of The Future; romantic comedy Palm Springs; Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Petite Maman from French filmmaker Celine Sciamma; Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11, 2019’s highest grossing documentary in the world; and Tim Wardle's Three Identical Strangers, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling, which surpassed $13M at the box office.