Lawless to hit Blu-ray and DVD on November 27th

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LAWLESS hit back in late August, entertained and disappointed an equal number of folks, and is now moving on to a home video release on November 27th.  Is it still okay to say "home video" if there are no videos involved?

I personally really enjoyed the film, and director John Hillcoat is absolutely three for three in my book.

Here's the press release:

Based On A True Story From Matt Bondurant’s Novel The Wettest County In The World, This Gripping Tale of Brotherhood, Bootlegging, and Murder Heads To Retail On November 27, 2012!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of the critically acclaimed film, LAWLESS from director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition).  Written by musician, composer and screenwriter, Nick Cave (The Proposition), inspired by the 2008 biographical novel The Wettest County In The World, LAWLESS follows the bootlegging Bondurant Brothers on their quest for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia.  Featuring an all-star cast that includes Shia LaBeouf (Transformers franchise, Disturbia), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Dark Knight Rises), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre), Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (Coriolanus, The Help) and Emmy® winner Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce, The King’s Speech).  LAWLESS, which was nominated for an illustrious Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival, also stars Jason Clarke (Texas Killing Fields, the upcoming The Great Gatsby) and Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Place Beyond the Pines).

The Hollywood Reporter called LAWLESS “A gritty and suspenseful bootlegger tale.”  Added film critic, Richard Roeper, in his Reelz Channel review, LAWLESS is “A hell of an entertaining movie, I give it an ‘A’!”  Wrote Paste magazine film critic, Tyler Chase, “Lawless blends stylish originality with genre standards into a mixture as potent and explosive as Virginia moonshine.” 

Special Features (for both formats):

- Audio commentary with John Hillcoat and author Matt Bondurant
- "The True Story of the Wettest County In the World" featurette
- "Frankling County, VA: Then and Now" featurette
- Wilie Nelson's "Midnight Run" music video
- Deleted Scenes

A proviso was added that "special features are subject to change," which makes me wonder if there's something else in the works/in doubt, or if the studio is just protecting itself on principle.

The specs, slight as they are:

- Price: $39.99 for the Blu-ray, $29.98 for the DVD
- Run time: 116 minutes
- Rating: R
- Audio: 5.1 DTSHD-MA for the Blu-ray, Dolby Digital 5.1 for the DVD
- The Blu-ray of course come packaged with the DVD and a Digital Copy of the film.

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Extra Tidbit: Still wish it had been called THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD. You think you're going to pick this up?



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