Killing Them Softly is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK/Region 2 today, so just a heads-up to anyone who was going to get it:
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. Continue reading →
Killing Them Softly opens in theatres in the U.S. today. We won’t see Garret in it until the DVD is released, but the reviews are pretty good (the film is certified fresh) and the other actors make a pretty good consolation prize, even if they keep stealing Cromartie’s music. Some clips:
Killing Them Softly was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the first reviews showed up on Variety and THR today. Hit the links to read the articles. And you can watch the press conference with Andrew Dominik and the main cast at Festival-Cannes.fr.
That’s the official poster to the right.
If you’re skimming, here is the essential paragraph from The Hollywood Reporter review (about Brad Pitt stealing Cromartie’s music):
What matter more are style and attitude, which Dominik ladles on like sauce on ribs. Russell’s drug-addled disorientation is represented by multiple distortions of time, visual perception and sound; the pursuit of one victim is imaginatively covered entirely from the outside of the building in which the chase is consummated; Cogan arrives on the scene to the accompaniment of Johnny Cash’s “When the Man Comes Around;” the just-scraping-by 21st century hoods drive late-‘60s-early-‘70s cars like a Riviera and Toronado, and one man’s execution is rendered from many angles in a slow-motion explosion of breaking glass and penetrating bullets so elaborate and prolonged that it resembles a self-standing art installation.
Collider and several other sites report that Cogan’s Trade will be released in theatres on September 21, 2012. From the looks of it, it will also be screened at the Toronto Film Festival earlier that month:
This would put the film slightly after the Toronto International Film Festival, and so the flick could make a showing at TIFF to build some buzz and maybe start an awards run. The film stars Brad Pitt as a mob enforcer who’s tasked with investigating the robbery of a high-stakes poker game. The film also stars Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Richard Jenkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy, Bella Heathcote, and Sam Shepard. The September 21st date will set the movie against the Judge Dredd reboot, Dredd, the animated family comedy Hotel Transylvania, and the thriller The House at the End of the Street. — Collider
Raising Hope and two other Fox comedies (New Girl and the uncancelled Breaking In) had a panel at the Winter TCAs yesterday and Garret was there, along with Martha Plimpton and Greg Garcia. There are a few reports from the event at Deadline, TV Guide, Hollywood Reporter and Think Progress.