December 5, 2012

William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe' coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

Killer Joe, which is directed by William Friedkin and stars Matthew McConaughey, is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and VOD from Lionsgate, just in time Christmas. It will be available on Digital Download from December 14th, before hitting disc and VOD on December 21st. The Unrated version will include an audio commentary from Friedkin.

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 Joewas 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.

Killer Joe Cooper (McConaughey) is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hit man 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.  Unable to pay for the service upfront Joe takes Chris’ sister Dottie (Temple) as a retainer until he can be paid.

·         “Southern Fried Hospitality: From Stage to Screen” featurette
·        SXSW Q&A with Cast
·        SXSW Intro by William Friedkin
·        Red Band Theatrical Trailer
·        Audio Commentary with Director William Friedkin (Unrated Version Only)
*Subject to change

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