Disappointingly all we get in the way of extras is a selection of Interviews from the main cast and crew – Andrew Dominik, Ben Mendelsohn, Max Casella, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Richard Jenkins and Trevor Long. Sure Brad Pitt is conspicuous in his absence, but otherwise all the main players are covered. The real disappointment is not only that there’s no writer/director Commentary; it’s not that there’s no meaty Documentary – it’s that there are no Deleted Scenes. Anybody who knows the works of Dominik will know that this final cut of the movie must have been culled from a much longer vision, and that there must be a significant amount of extra footage sitting around somewhere. This is, of course, confirmed by the fact that Deleted Scenes were once rumoured to be part of the Blu-ray release (and may still pop up on the Region A US release), making it even more insulting that they didn’t bother to include them here. — AV Forums
The U.S./Region 1 DVD/Blu-ray will be released on March 26 and, if the press release below is anything to go by, at least one version of the release will include deleted scenes. I’m not yet 100% sure Garret’s scenes will be among them, but hopefully at least one review will mention it between now and then.
The film was written and directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford). KILLING THEM SOFTLY’s SRP is $39.99 for the BD+DVD+DC Combo Pack and $29.98 for the DVD. Pre-book date is February 27, 2013.
Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter called KILLING THEM SOFTLY, “A juicy, bloody, grimy crime drama that satisfies!” Rolling Stone film critic, Peter Travers wrote, “The acting is aces, especially Pitt mixing it up with the superb James Gandolfini…They make this movie a potently nasty provocation.” In his review for The Telegraph, Tim Robey called the film, “An electrifying thriller!”
Brad Pitt delivers an explosive performance as Jackie Cogan, an enforcer for the Mob in Andrew Dominik’s gritty yet stylish crime thriller KILLING THEM SOFTLY. Cogan must restore order in the criminal economy after a Mob protected card game is heisted by a group of inexperienced crooks. Brad Pitt stars along with Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard.
The KILLING THEM SOFTLY Blu-ray™ + DVD + DC Combo Pack special features include Deleted Scenes and The Making of Killing Them Softly.