Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Universal Studios Home Entertainment Makes Quick Move To Market With Best Picture Nominee Dallas Buyers Club On Feb. 4

Universal Studios Home Entertainment wasted no time in moving director Jean-Marc Vallée’s Best Picture nominee (along with Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto respectively), Dallas Buyer’s Club, to the home entertainment market place.   

Within two hours of the pre-dawn Oscar nominations news was circulated that DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (with UltraViolet) editions would be joining the previously announced About Time on Feb. 4 release calendar.

The ARR works out to just 95 days and the domestic box office take currently stands at $16.7 million … the film should get some much-needed action at the local multiplexes as a result of the six Oscar nominations (the annual show will be broadcast on Mar. 2, so the timing is spot-on). 

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Bonus goodies or this biopic tale about AIDS-infected Ron Woodroof’s (McConaughey) efforts to beat both the disease and the FDA bureaucracy that insists on giving the wrong drugs to others infected with the disease are limited to deleted scenes and the featurette titled, “A Look Inside the Dallas Buyers Club.”

Also getting a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (with UltraViolet) and stand-alone DVD release date this week from Universal Studios Home Entertainment is director Gary Fleder’s crime-revenge thriller, Homefront.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyThe street date is Mar. 11, which yields an ARR of 102 days.   Ticket sales at the local multiplex currently stand at $20.1 million.

Jason Statham stars as Phil Broker, a former DEA agent, whose path inadvertently crosses that of a local drug dealer named Morgan “Gator” Bodine (James Franco) when a seemingly routine bullying issue involving his young daughter at school reveals his past.   Things quickly escalate into a life and death situation as Gator unleashes his minions to do away with the offending Broker.

To download this week's complete edition of the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report:  DVD & Blu-ray Release Report

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