Rent: Special Edition (Fullscreen) / Tommy (2 Pack)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment   (2005) / Region 1
Rent: Special Edition (Fullscreen) / Tommy (2 Pack)

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Set in New York City's gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic.

Rent is based on Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical, one of the longest running shows on Broadway. The raw and riveting musical stars Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Tracie Thoms and is directed by Chris Columbus.


This classic rock opera is brought energetically to life by an outstanding cast including many stars of the rock industry. Told through the remarkable music of The Who, this is the story of Tommy, who when just a boy of six, witnesses the murder of his father by his mother (Ann-Margret) and her lover (Oliver Reed). They command him, "You didn't hear it, you didn't see it, and you won't say anything to anyone..." As a result, the traumatized boy retreats into the shadows of his mind and becomes deaf, dumb and blind. Growing into manhood, Tommy (The Who's Roger Daltrey) is subjected to several bizarre attempts by the Acid Queen (Tina Turner), the Preacher (Eric Clapton) and the Specialist (Jack Nicholson). In spite of his handicap, Tommy defeats the Pinball Wizard (Elton John) and becomes the champ, attaining a devoted following. When he is finally cured, he is hailed by his fans as a "Messiah."


  • Length
  • Rating R
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 06 2006
  • Production Year 2005
  • Empire SKU 908056
  • UPC Code 043396144255
  • Studio  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English, French and Spanish


Commentary by Director Chris Columbus and selected Cast
Feature Length Documentary "No Day But Today"
Deleted Scenes and Musical Performances
PSAs for Jonathan Larson's Performing Arts Foundation and the National Marfan Foundation
Talent Files
Audio Restoration Production Notes
Scene Selections
Original Quintaphonic Mix


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.0
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
    French Dolby Digital 5.1
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color


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