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Take a Bite Out of Hard Candy

Hard Candy (click for a larger view)I kicked myself in the ass when I missed the chance to see David Slade’s Hard Candy in theatres. I cried myself to sleep while eating two tubs of ice cream, 35 snack cakes, and a gallon of rum.

I thought all was lost … but now there is hope! Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be bringing us Hard Candy in DVD form, packed with extras, on September 19th, and you should pre-order it through Evilshop right here!

Here are the details:

SYNOPSIS
In this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller featuring Patrick Wilson and rising star Ellen Page, precocious 14-year-old Hayley probably shouldn’t be going to a local coffee shop to meet Jeff, a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the Internet. But before she knows it, she’s mixing drinks at Jeff’s place and stripping for an impromptu photo shoot. It seems to be Jeff’s lucky night. But Hayley isn’t as innocent as she looks, and the night takes a turn when she begins to impose a hard-hitting investigation on Jeff in an attempt to reveal his possibly scandalous past.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
· Audio commentary with actors Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page
· Audio commentary with director David Slade and writer Brian Nelson
· Deleted scenes
· Creating Hard Candy, a making-of featurette
· Controversial Confection featurette about the controversy of the subject matter and the difficulties in trying to get this film made
· DVD-ROM director’s production book

CAST
Patrick Wilson (The Phantom of the Opera, The Alamo)
Ellen Page (X-Men: The Last Stand, Marion Bridge)
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways, Cake)

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2005
Title Copyright: © 2005 Vulcan Productions, Inc.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Rated R for disturbing violent and aberrant sexual content involving a teen and for language.
Genre: Thriller
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Format: Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 103 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Dolby Digital

Kryten Syxx

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