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Against the Sun is out on DVD

Against the Sun was released on DVD today. It’s a Region 1 (NTSC) release, available on Amazon and probably a few other places.

Here is some info from the Anchor Bay press release:

Against the Sun DVDFrom Anchor Bay Entertainment and Amplify Releasing comes Against the Sun, a true story out of World War II of three U.S. Navy airmen who have crash landed in the South Pacific and must find a way to survive the most impossible of odds. A story of the danger of hope, the temptation of despair and man’s ultimate power to endure, Against the Sun will be available on DVD on May 5, 2015 for an SRP of $22.98.

The Against the Sun DVD bonus features include a Behind the Scenes look; A Plane Takes Flight; Starving At Sea; Working On Water; F/X: On Set And Off; Blisters, Burns And Bites; and Dressing The Part.

While hunting Japanese fighter planes, three airmen are forced to crash land their torpedo bomber in the worst of all places: the endless expanse of the ocean, where there is no end, no shade, nowhere to hide. Pilot Harold Dixon (Garret Dillahunt, “Deadwood”, 12 Years a Slave), bombardier Tony Pastula (Tom Felton, the Harry Potter film series, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and radioman Gene Aldrich (Jake Abel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Host) are surrounded by open ocean with no food, no water and with no help in sight. These strangers become suddenly dependent on each other as they try to encompass the thousand miles that separate them from safety.

Three distinct personalities are thrown together to battle sharks, starvation, and the unceasing sun – a battle that none of them signed up for. A stirring tale of both strength and weakness, Against the Sun is a study of loneliness, of desolation, and the courage that is born when human endurance can seemingly fight no more.

DVD release date for 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave DVDFox Home Video has announced a release date for 12 Years a Slave earlier today. The film is heading to Digital HD on February 18, and will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on March 4.

The extras on the Blu-ray release will include a documentary called “A Historical Portrait,” and two featurettes: “The Score” and “The Team.” The featurettes will also be included in the DVD release. THR has a preview of the documentary here.

In the meantime, 12 Years has won best film, best actor, and best supporting actress at the London Critics’ Circle Awards, and scored 14 nominations for the Gold Derby Film Awards including Best Ensemble Cast and Best Picture.

“American Hustle”
Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis CK, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Pena, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm
“August: Osage County”
Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliet Lewis, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Meryl Streep, Misty Upham
“Blue Jasmine”
Alex Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis CK, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Alden Ehrenreich, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg
“12 Years a Slave”
Chris Chalk, Benedict Cumbarbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Taran Killam, Scott McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael K. Williams, Alfre Woodard
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jon Bernthal, P.J. Byrne, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jean Dujardin, Jon Favreau, Jonah Hill, Joanna Lumley, Matthew McConaughey, Cristin Milioti, Rob Reiner, Margot Robbie, Ethan Suplee

The DVD and the Blu-ray can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

Revenge for Jolly out on DVD, The Scribbler gets distributor

Revenge for Jolly is out on DVD today. It’s available on Amazon and probably a few other places. ET Online posted a new clip from the film last week:

And finally some news about The Scribbler:

the scribbler,garret dillahuntGraphic Novel Adaptation ‘The Scribbler’ Goes To Imagination

Genre-bending thriller The Scribbler is adapted from Dan Schaffer’s British graphic novel. Imagination Worldwide is handling sales on the story of a troubled young woman (Arrow‘s Katie Cassidy) who submits to the experimental “Siamese Burn” machine to get rid of her multiple personalities only to be haunted by the thought that her last unwanted personality could be her true identity. Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Michael Imperioli, Billy Campbell, Kunal Nayyar and Sasha Grey also star in the pic directed by John Suits. – Deadline