New Release: Love Ranch DVD and Blu-ray

National Entertainment Media issued the drama movie Love Ranch, concerning Nevada’s first legalized brothel and all the ins and outs that surrounded it, on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 9, 2010. Starring Helen Mirren (The Queen) and Joe Pesci (Goodfellas), the independent film was priced at $29.95 each.

Love Ranch tells a pretty far-out, only-in-America story: As proprietors of Nevada’s first legalized brothel, Grace and Charlie Bontempop (Mirren and Pesce) aren’t your typical married couple. But when Grace falls for a heavyweight boxer (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) contracted to Charlie, passions erupt, leading to murderous consequences.

The drama received a tiny release in theaters in July, where it rang up a little more than $100,000, which is probably what the real-life “Love Ranch” brings in on a weeknight.

Directed by Taylor Hackford (Mirren’s husband and helmer of Ray), Love Ranch also stars Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Scout Taylor-Compton (The Runaways), Bai Ling (The Hustle) and Taryn Manning (TV’s Sons of Anarchy).

Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray include an audio commentary by Hackford and Mirren and deleted scenes.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.