The Road Leads to DVD and Blu-ray in May

If you missed John Hillcoat’s big screen adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy post-apocalyptic epic The Road, you needn’t worry as the film will be hitting home video in just a few weeks!

That’s right, kids! The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Robery Duvall, and Guy Pearce, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD May 25th courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Look for the official artwork soon.

A father (Viggo Mortensen) and his young son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) fight to survive after an unspecified apocalyptic event, traveling toward the warmer coast with the hope of possible food, safety, and the company of fellow survivors. Along their journey, with scarce shelter and resources available, they encounter many horrors and hardships, and must endure the constant fear of roaming cannibals and other desperate gangs.

Despite having next to nothing but each other, and with little more than the clothes on their back, a rusty shopping cart and a pistol for defense, they manage to maintain their humanity, decency and a human connection.

Special Features

  • BD-Live enabled (Blu-ray only)
  • Audio commentary by director John Hillcoat
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Making-of The Road featurette
  • Two theatrical trailers

    Poster for John Hillcoat's The Road

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    Steve Barton

    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

    • DavidFullam

      I saw the trailer and was like “Yeah, looks like this film has got some meat on it’s bones. I’m there.” Then nothing. Guess it didn’t have enough explosions or car chases or big buildings toppling over.

      • Floydian Trip

        Roger Ebert gave it a good review and after reading it I went out and bought the book but haven’t started it yet. I started a thread on this movie and was pretty damn excited about it but it’s originality and substantiveness was it’s downfall.

        Is that even a word? It is now dammit!

    • DavidFullam

      “If you missed John Hillcoat’s big screen adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy post-apocalyptic epic The Road,”

      Which would be just about everyone. Why did the studio puss out on giving this film a decent release?

      • Floydian Trip

        Because it’s probably a good movie. I know I was pissed. I consider this DTV.

      • AngryChairr

        It’s bleak. Like shooting a barrel of puppies in front of little children bleak. It’s overall message is one of love but people have trouble getting past the rape, murder, and cannibalism. McCarthy isn’t exactly a writer that translates well to the masses.