New Release: Animal Kingdom DVD and Blu-ray

Animal Kingdom movie sceneNot to be confused with the old nature TV series, acclaimed crime drama Animal Kingdom was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Jan. 18, 2011, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Starring Guy Pearce (Memento), Joel Edgerton (Star Wars: Episode II) and Luke Ford (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), the movie follows the Cody family of criminal gangs through 17-year-old Josh Cody (new comer James Frecheville), who moves in with his grandmother (Jacki Weaver of TV’s Homicide) and gang uncles after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. When tensions build between the Codys and a squad of renegade cops land Josh in the middle of a murder plot, he must choose between his treacherous family and the lawless police.

The R-rated Australian film was nominated for a record-breaking 18 2010 Australian Film Institute Awards and won the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Award for World Cinema (Dramatic).

The Animal Kingdom DVD, priced at $28.95, include sthese special features:

  • audio commentary with writer/director David Michod
  • making-of featurette
  • and Q&A with Michod and actors Weaver and Frecheville.

The Blu-ray ($34.95) contains the same, but the making-of featurette is an hour-long program on the creation of the movie.

 

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About Sam 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.