Lawless Blu-Ray/DVD Set To Guzzle Fans In November
It had its big debut in Cannes in May and its U.S. release at the end of August. Now John Hillcoat's Lawless is headed to Blu-ray and DVD. Based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, the film stars Shia LaBeouf (Disturbia), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Academy Award-nominee Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help) and Emmy winner Guy Pearce (The King's Speech). The Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will include special features.
Hitting retail on November 27th, special features include an audio commentary from director John Hillcoat and author Matt Dondurant. It will also have two featurettes: The True Story of the Wettest County in the World and Franklin County, VA: Then and Now. Willie Nelson's Midnight Run music video is also a part of the nifty additions.
Commenting on the film in Cannes last May, John Hillcoat noted: "There are a lot of parallels to today with the economic crisis, today's Mexican cartels, heroin in New York, crack and cocaine in the '80s and the war on drugs. All this feeds back to Prohibition in the '30s."
Lawless opened with just over $10 million in its opening weekend theatrical release in late August, and has taken in over $36.27 million through last weekend.
They were brothers who became outlaws, and outlaws who became heroes...The three Bondurant boys (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke), along with their sultry new hire (Jessica Chastain), command the most lucrative bootlegging operation in Franklin County, Virginia. The locals consider them "indestructible." But the law - in the form of a corrupt special deputy (Guy Pearce) - wants a cut of their action, at any cost. When youngest brother Jack (LaBeouf) gets a taste of power with a deadly gangster (Gary Oldman), the whole business blows sky high. Based on the astonishing true story, the Bondurant brotherhood is the stuff of legend.