Acclaimed Clint Eastwood Drama ‘Richard Jewell’ Hits Blu-ray And DVD In March

Richard Jewell, director Clint Eastwood’s acclaimed film on the 1966 Atlanta Games bombing, hits Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on March 3 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The feature is based on Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell.”

Paul Walter Houser plays the titular character, a security guard who discovers a bomb at the 1966 Atlanta Games. Jewell’s heroism is questioned by the FBI and the press, and he battles against the odds to clear his name. Rounding out the cast are Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm. Billy Ray, who also penned the script for last year’s Terminator: Dark Fate, is the screenwriter.

Extras on the Blu-ray include the featurettes “The Making of Richard Jewell” and The Real Story of Richard Jewell.” The DVD version comes with “The Real Story of Richard Jewell.”

 

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Christian Bale Goes The Distance As Racer Ken Miles In Oscar Nominated ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Ford v Ferrari, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on February 11. The feature centers on American car designer Carroll Shelby’s (Matt Damon) and British driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) attempts to build a race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (the event took place in 1966).

Click on the media bar to hear Bale discuss what he loved about Ken Miles as a person:

Special features include the featurette “The 24 Hour Le Mans: Recreating the Course,” the 60 minute documentary “Bringing The Rivalry to Life,” and several pre-visualization sequences that aided director James Mangold and his crew throughout production. Are you a fan of Ford v Ferrari and is this one of your favorite Bale performances? Feel free to comment below!

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Crispin Glover Reunites With Roger Avary As A Hitman In ‘Lucky Day’

Penned and directed by Oscar winning scribe Roger Avary, Lucky Day centers on Red (Luke Bracey), a just released convict who attempts to lead a law abiding life with his wife (Nina Dobrev) and daughter. A French hitman named Luc (Crispin Glover) has other plans in mind, as he is on a revenge mission to snuff out Red.

Glover previously worked with Avary on the Robert Zemeckis directed Beowulf (Glover voiced Grendel and Avary co-penned the film). That said, the actor didn’t have ample time to prepare for the role. “It was obvious this was a great character and I had 7 days from reading the script to being in front of the camera shooting,” said Glover. “Luckily it was a really good character and it worked out well.”

Click on the media bar to hear Glover talk about the biggest challenges of shooting Lucky Day:

Co-starring Clifton Collins, Lucky Day is now out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Special features on the disc include audio commentary from Avary and a making-of featurette.

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Bill Hader Reflects On ‘It Chapter Two’ Collaboration With Finn Wolfhard

It Chapter Two may not have been as critically beloved as the first installment, but it did make over $472 million worldwide at the box office. The feature is now out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, and one of the feature’s strongest aspects is Bill Hader’s performance as the grown up version of Richie (Finn Wolfhard plays Richie as a youth).

Click on the media bar to hear Bill Hader talk about how Finn Wolfhard helped him get the role in It Chapter Two:

Special features available on the 4K UHD Combo Pack includes audio commentary from director Andy Muschietti and several featurettes (“Pennywise Lives Again!,” “Finding the Deadlights,” “The Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun,” “Finding the Deadlights,” and “The Summers of It”).

It Chapter Two is now out a 4K UHD Combo Pack and DVD (digital code also included).

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Bruce Willis Action Thriller ‘Trauma Center’ Lands On Blu-Ray In February

Bruce Willis, seen this year opposite Edward Norton in Motherless Brooklyn and the M. Night Shyamalan directed flick Glass, plays a police detective out to solve the murders of his partners and informant in Trauma Center. The thriller hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 4 via Lionsgate.

Teaming up with Lt. Wakes (Willis) is Madison (Nicky Whelan), a witness who was injured during the shootings. The two culprits are actually corrupt vice cops who are attempting to covering their tracks, and it’s up to Wakes to bring these criminals to justice. Willis has played police detectives way too many times to count (my personal favorite, not including the Die Hard films, is the underrated Richard Donner cop film 16 Blocks).

Rounding out the cast for Trauma Center are Tito Ortiz, Texas Battle and Steve Guttenberg. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Lars Von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Hits Blu-ray And DVD In February

The House That Jack Built, the latest feature from revered filmmaker Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Breaking the Waves), hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 4 via Scream Factory.

The narrative centers on a failed architect and killer named Jack (Matt Dillon) as he recounts his elaborately planned murders, each of which help define his “career” as an accomplished serial killer. This black comedy which, like many of Lars Von Trier’s films has its devotees and detractors, co-stars Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Bruno Ganz.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions come with the theatrical cut and director’s cut of the flick.Special features include Sonning Prize: An Interview With Director Lars Von Trier, a teaser trailer, and theatrical trailer.

Are you a fan of Lars von Trier’s body of work, or is his approach to cinema a bit too much for you? Feel free to comment below!

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