After what seemed like an endless amount of time, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise is finally coming home here in the States. Read on for all the details.
From the Press Release:
From genre-bending director Ben Wheatley (Kill List), the critically-acclaimed adaptation of the classic J.G. Ballard novel HIGH-RISE arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD August 2 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet label. An all-star cast including Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune), Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), and Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) headline a “deliciously dark satire” (IGN) that follows the inevitable result of a breakdown of social strata and public decorum: class warfare.
Dr. Robert Laing (Hiddleston) recently moved into a luxury, high-rise apartment building designed by the enigmatic Mr. Royal (Irons). With a literal divide of the classes, the wealthiest residents live on the upper floors with the best amenities while residents on the lower floors experience routine blackouts and other disruptions of basic services. As additional flaws in the building begin to emerge, both physically and socially, the lower floor residents revolt, turning the building into a battlefield for a literal class war.
Bonus features of the HIGH-RISE Blu-ray and DVD releases include audio commentary from Tom Hiddleston, Ben Wheatley, and producer Jeremy Thomas; an in-depth look at adapting the beloved novel from the page to the screen; and a look at the acclaimed film’s 70s set design, special effects, and more. The “playfully demented” (Consequence of Sound) thriller will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 for Blu-ray and $26.98 for DVD.
HIGH-RISE stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller, American Sniper), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Luke Evans, Beauty and the Beast), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife, Helen (Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”); and Mr. Royal (Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble, and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.
- Commentary with Actor Tom Hiddleston, Director Ben Wheatley, and Producer Jeremy Thomas
- Building the World of High-Rise: 70’s Style
- Heady Special Effects
- Breaking Down High-Rise & Its Tenants
- High-Rise: Bringing Ballard to the Big Screen
- Theatrical Trailer