Monday, July 25, 2016

Universal Studios Home Entertainment To Release DVD And Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Of Free State Of Jones On Sept. 20

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment expanded its post-Labor Day release calendar this past week with the news that director Gary Ross’ Civil War tale, Free State of Jones, will be available as both DVD and Blu-ray product offerings on Sept. 20.

The ARR for this STX Entertainment production starring Matthew McConaughey as the anti-Confederate revolt leader, Newton Knight, works out to a swift-to-market 88 days.   Ticket sales currently stand at $20.4 million.

The only bonus goodie is the featurette titled “The History of Jones County.”

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyThe first foray into the September release realm for Universal occurred about a week ago with the Sept. 6 street date for director Greg McLean’s possessed-house thriller, The Darkness, starring Kevin Bacon, who has to battle demons inadvertently brought home from a camping trip by his son.

The film pulled in $10.7 million from its theatrical run back in May, arrives as both Blu-ray and DVD selections and the ARR is 116 days.

Bonus features for The Darkness include an alternate ending and deleted scenes.

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