New Release: The Skeleton Key, The Black Dahlia Blu-ray

The Skeleton Key movie scene with Kate Hudson

The Skeleton key

Thrillers The Skeleton Key and The Black Dahlia made their Blu-ray debuts on Sept. 7, 2010, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Directed by Iain Softley (Inkheart), 2005 supernatural movie The Skeleton Key stars Kate Hudson (Nine) as a hospice nurse who gets caught up in a mystery when she’s hired to take care of an elderly man in an out of the way house in New Orleans. Gena Rowlands (The Notebook), John Hurt (TV’s Merlin) and Peter Sarsgaard (An Education) also star.

The Black Dahlia Blu-ray boxThis is not the movie’s high-definition debut, as The Skeleton Key was issued on the now defunct HD DVD format in 2007. The film grossed $47.8 million at the box office.

2006’s The Black Dahlia is making its high-def debut with this Blu-ray release. The movie, directed by Brian De Palma (Carlito’s Way), tells the story of two 1940s Los Angeles police officers whose lives fall apart as they try to solve the brutal murder of a woman. It stars Josh Hartnett (Sin City), Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2), Aaron Eckhart (Love Happens) and Hilary Swank (Amelia).

The Black Dahlia grossed $22.5 million when it was in theaters.

Here’s the trailer for The Skeleton Key:

 

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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.