Paramount Home Media Distribution has added DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions of writer/director Jason Reitman’s film adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s novel, Labor Day, to its Apr. 29 release calendar.
The ARR is a quick-to-market 88 days and domestic ticket sales were $13.4 million.
Labor Day is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an unlikely tale of romance. Reitman does an excellent job of ratcheting up the tension as we are drawn into this tale about two very “broken” people, Adele (Kate Winslet) and Frank (Josh Brolin), who meet under circumstances that can only be described as unusual.
Indeed, what at first seems like a very dangerous situation turns out to be anything but that. As Labor Day unfolds you grow to care about the characters and become invested in the hope that nothing bad happens to them (the tension).
Adele is a single mom with a 13 year-old son, and Frank is a scruffy-looking escaped convict who is doing a stint for murder ... she is depressed, agoraphobic and barely coping, while he, although guilty of the accidental death of his ex-wife, is not a murderer; not a danger at all.
Injured and on the run, he talks Adele and her son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith — Changeling, The New Daughter, etc.), into giving him a ride. Odd, but what develops is not the “stranger-danger” story that seems to be in the offing, but a few precious days of healing, tenderness, love and peace for these two needy people.
Bonus nuggets are exclusive to the Blu-ray SKU and include commentary from filmmaker Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air, etc.), who is joined by Eric Steelberg (director of photography) and co-producer Jason Blumenfeld, deleted scenes and the featurette titled “End of Summer: Making Labor Day.”
Also added to the release schedule this week by Paramount Home Media Distribution are Blu-ray and DVD editions of the Anime saga, Legend Of Korra: Book Two: Spirits (available on July 1), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Good, The Bad, The Casey Jones (also slated for a July 1 street date) and the June 24 DVD release of Unforgettable: The Second Season, starring Poppy Montgomery as a New City Police detective with an amazing gift.
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