New Release: Five Minutes of Heaven and other IFC films on DVD and Blu-ray

Five Minutes of Heaven DVD boxLiam Neeson (Unknown) headlined three movies released on DVD and Blu-ray from IFC in April 2010.

Neeson’s acclaimed Five Minutes of Heaven bowed on DVD and Blu-ray from IFC distributor MPI Media Group on April 27, priced at $19.98 and $29.98, respectively.

Directed by Oscar Nominee Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Invasion), the drama has as its background the troubles between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. It follows Alastair Little (Neeson), a Protestant who when he was 16 killed a 19-year-old Catholic. Now older and released and rehabilitated from prison, Little must face his victim’s brother, who witnessed the murder and remains traumatized and bitter, when they both appear on a television talk show. The movie is based on real events.

Mammoth DVD boxThe independent film was shown at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, where it won awards and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

Also out from IFC in April was Mammoth, starring Gael Garcia Bernal (Letters to Juliet) and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams (Shutter Island), and Uncertainty, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Both arrived April 20, priced at $24.98 on DVD only.

Also distributed via MPI, Mammoth is the first English-language film from award-winning Swedish director Lukas Moodysson. It explores the fragility of human connections.

From filmmakers David Siegel and Scott McGehee, Uncertainty looks at what would happen if people can go make and change the decisions they’ve made. The New York Times said the movie, a combination of a family drama and a fast-paced violent thriller, is “a taut, skillful exercise in cinematic clockwork.”

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.