The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , second only to Slumdog Millionaire among 2008 award winners, will be released on DVD on May 5, Paramount Home Video announced today (Thursday). Clearly Paramount is keeping a window open wide between the film's theatrical run and its availability on home video, something that makes the much earlier DVD release of Slumdog appear all the more curious. Slumdog, which finished in sixth place at the box office last weekend with $5 million and has moved up to fifth place in mid-week business, is being released by Fox on March 31. Universal has already released Milk , another film nominated for best picture (but it did little business theatrically). It has also scheduled Frost/Nixon for release on April 21.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.