Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing The Truffle Hunters on digital, blu-ray and DVD on August 17. What is the documentary about? Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation. They're guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They're untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community.
The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters' secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.
BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS
“The Story of The Truffle Hunters” featurette - Hear from filmmakers Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw on how they entered the storybook world of truffle hunting and embraced the fantastic personalities behind the culinary quests.
CAST AND CREW INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE
Directed By: Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw
Producers: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Executive Producers: Luca Guadagnino, Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Lance Acord, Sam Brisbee, Wendy Neu, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Regina K. Scully, Patty Quillin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Melony Lewis, Adam Lewis, Leslie Berriman, Nion McEvoy, Cameron O’Reilly, Jim Swartz, Susan Swartz, Lynda Weinman, Bruce Heavin, Jamie Wolf
Run Time: Approx. 84 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for some strong language
Blu-ray Feature: 1080p High Definition 1.85:1 | Audio Italian 5.1 DTS-HD MA (Subtitles: English, French, Spanish)
DVD Feature: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen | Audio: Italian 5.1 Dolby Digital (Subtitles: English, French, Spanish)
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