1 videodisc (ca. 2 hr., 4 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: In and around Synecdoche, New York ; The story of Caden Cotard : in conversation with Philip Seymour Hoffman ; Infectious diseases in cattle : bloggers' roundtable ; Screen animations ; NFTS/Script factory masterclass with Charlie Kaufman.
Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Robert Frazen ; music by, Jon Brion.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton, Dianne Wiest, Emily Watson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, Tom Noonan.
Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter, Olive, is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter, Ariel, is mentally handicapped. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs.
MPAA rating: R; for language and some sexual content/nudity.
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
28996 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment