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The Black Swan

Competition for the lead role in a ballet production of Swan Lake is so fierce that Nina (Natalie Portman) fears she may be losing her mind trying to get the part. Adding to the pressure is the company's artistic director (Vincent Cassel), her mother's (Winona Ryder) expectations and a flirtatious rival (Mila Kunis). Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 03 Dec 2010
Video Release: 29 Mar 2011
MPAA Rating: R
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Other movies that look at the performing arts from the backstage include: Center Stage, Phantom of the Opera and Step Up.

Walt Disney pays tribute to Tchaikovsky, the composer of the music for Swan Lake (as well as a version of Sleeping Beauty), in the extra features found in the Sleeping Beauty 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition. Click here to learn more about the ballet Swan Lake.

Home Video Extra Features

The Black Swan releases to DVD and Blu-ray on March 29, 2011, with the following bonus materials:

- Metamorphosis: A Three-Part Series: A behind the scenes look at the filmmaking process from Darren Aronofsky’s visionary directing, to the physically-demanding acting, to the stunning special effects.

The Black Swan on Blu-ray also includes these extras:

- Behind the Curtain: An inside look at the film’s costume and production design.

- Ten Years in the Making: Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky discuss their creative journey, from “preparing for the role” to “dancing with the camera.”

- Cast Profiles – Roles of a Lifetime: Presented by Fox Movie Channel, the stars reflect on the their challenging and rewarding characters

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