New Release: A Marine Story DVD and Blu-ray

Paris Pickard and Dreya Weber sweat it out in A Marine Story.

Issued on DVD and Blu-ray on March 15, 2011, from Wolfe Video, the acclaimed 2010 film A Marine Story concerns female Marine officer Alexandra Everett, a closeted lesbian who has served four deployments in Iraq. After implications of her lifestyle are made, she must choose between a hearing to contend that she’s not gay or an honorable discharge. She takes the discharge, a victim of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

The winner of the best United States feature award at the Outfest in Los Angeles, A Marine Story was Wolfe’s first Blu-ray release.

The movie was written, directed and edited by Ned Farr (The Gymnast) and stars his real-life wife, hard-bodied actress/aerialist Dreya Weber as Alex, who got discharged from the Marines and returns to her conservative California hometown. Also starring is Paris Pickard as a rebellious 20-year-old woman named Saffron who Alex agrees to coach and counsel prior to her entry into boot camp as a Marine recruit. Though adversarial at first, when the two women are together, they begin to bring out the best in each other.

A Marine Story is the first acting role for Pickard, who also co-produced the film, but she has been active in Hollywood, including working in the art department for Death at a Funeral and Burlesque.

Bonus materials on the DVD and Blu-ray include the following:

  • commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • behind-the-scenes slideshow
  • and public service announcements featuring Weber.

The DVD and Blu-ray discs carry list prices of $24.95 and $29.95.


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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.