THE NIGHTINGALE Hits Blu-Ray Next Month
The Babadook writer/director Jennifer Kent’s brutal vengeance flickThe Nightingale hits Blu-ray via Shout! Factory in conjunction with IFC Films in February.
- The Nightingale in Context—a ‘making of’ The Nightingale featurette with the cast and crew
- Behind the scenes featurette
- Theatrical trailer
- Image gallery
Described as a stunning meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance it’s set during the colonization of Australia in 1825. The film has been rated R for “strong violent and disturbing content including rape, language throughout, and brief sexuality.”
The film centers on Clare, a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her seven-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins, who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband retaliates, and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to pursue Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north. Clare is forced to enlist the help of young Aboriginal tracker Billy, who grudgingly takes her through the rugged wilderness. The terrain and the prevailing hostilities are frightening, but as their journey leads them deeper into the wilderness, Clare and Billy must learn to find empathy for one another while weighing the true cost of revenge.
The Nightingale hits Blu-ray via Shout! Factory on February 4, 2020.