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Title:
Changeling
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
Blu-ray disc, widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby DTS-HD 5.1 Master surround, Dolby DTS 5.1 surround, 1080p HighDdefinition, BD-50, BD-Live 2.0 ; (Special features: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo, 1080i/p High Definition).

This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; for some violent and disturbing content, and language.
Language:
English
Language Note:
English (DTS-HD 5.1, Dolby 2.0) or dubbed French (DTS 5.1) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
General Note:
Title from container.

Special features: "Partners in crime:" Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie - a look at the making of the film (in HD); "The common thread:" Angelina Jolie becomes Christine Collins (in HD); exclusive U-Control: Picture-in-Picture; "Los Angeles: then and now:" explore the visual history of Los Angeles; Archives: documents reveal the real-life individuals and story portrayed; BD-Live: Collect your own movie clips.
Abstract:
Working-class suburb Los Angeles, 1928. Christine says goodbye to her son, Walter, and departs for work. Arriving home, Christine discovers that Walter is nowhere to be found. Christine launches a desperate search for her son. Then, a boy claiming to be Christine's son appears out of thin air. Knowing the boy is not hers, Christine invites the child to stay in her home. Christine cannot accept the injustice being pushed upon her and continues to challenge the Los Angeles police force at every turn. The police slander Christine and paint her as an unfit mother. Christine challenges the system and the only person willing to aid her in her search is benevolent local activist Reverend Briegleb.
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Inspired by actual events that occurred in 1920s-era Los Angeles, Clint Eastwood's The Changeling tells the story of a woman driven to confront a corrupted LAPD after her abducted son is retrieved and she begins to suspect that the boy returned to her is not the same boy she gave birth to. The year was 1928, and the setting a working-class suburb of Los Angeles. As Christine (Angelina Jolie) said goodbye to her son, Walter, and departed for work, she never anticipated that this was the day her life would be forever changed. Upon returning home, Christine was distressed to discover that Walter was nowhere to be found. Over the course of the following months, the desperate mother would launch a search that would ultimately prove fruitless. Yet just when it seemed that all hope was lost, a nine-year-old boy claiming to be Christine's son seemed to appear out of thin air. Overcome with emotions and uncertain how to face the authorities or the press, Christine invites the child to stay in her home despite knowing without a doubt that he is not her son. As much as Christine would like to accept the fact that her son has been returned to her, she cannot accept the injustice being pushed upon her and continues to challenge the Prohibition-era Los Angeles police force at every turn. As a result, Christine is slandered by the powers that be, and painted as an unfit mother. In this town, a woman who challenges the system is putting her life on the line, and as the situation grows desperate, the only person willing to aid her in her search is benevolent local activist Reverend Briegleb (John Malkovich). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi