One of the most incredible directors of our time, William Friedkin’s, new film Killer Joe is poised to make its Blu-ray and DVD debut, and we have all the details on what to expect once its here. Read on for more.
From the Press Release
Academy Award®-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection, 1971) and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) take a trip into a Texas trailer park underworld in Killer Joe, arriving on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on Friday, December 21, from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Killer Joe will also be available on EST December 14, one week prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video On Demand release. This twisted and darkly humorous story of Detective “Killer” Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) has electrified audiences with its audacious spirit for deep-fried noir.
Featuring a critically acclaimed performance from McConaughey, Killer Joe’s all-star cast also includes Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), Gina Gershon (The Insider) and Thomas Haden Church (Sideways). An official selection of the Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival, Killer Joe was also a Time Out New York critic’s pick. The film was released theatrically through LD Entertainment.
The Unrated Director’s Cut of the film will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. There will also be an R-rated DVD version. The Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials will include a behind-the-scenes featurette plus the Director Intro and Cast Q&A from SXSW. The Unrated Director’s Cut will also feature an audio commentary with Director William Friedkin. The Killer Joe Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Killer Joe Cooper (McConaughey) is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hitman with the charm of a Southern gentleman. Chris (Hirsch) hires Joe to kill his mother in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts, but he’s unable to pay for the service upfront so Joe takes Chris’ sister, Dottie (Temple), as a retainer until he can be paid.
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