New Release: Country Strong DVD and Blu-ray

Country Strong movie sceneOscar-nominated musical drama Country Strong, starring Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 2) and Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), arrived on DVD and Blu-ray, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on April 12, 2011.

The movie centers around rising a country music songwriter (Garrett Hedlund, Tron: Legacy) who joins with a fallen star (Paltrow), and together they work toward his ascent in popularity and her comeback. But that leads to romantice complications with Paltrow’s husband (McGraw) and a beauty queen turned singer (Leighton Meester, Going the Distance).

Paltrow sang in the movie, but it’s not her first: She also sang in 2000’s Duets.

Rated PG-13, Country Strong grossed $20.2 million in theaters, with mixed reviews. Its Oscar nominee was for Best Original Song “Coming Home,” which also got a nomination for a Golden Globe.

The DVD and Blu-ray come packed with special features.

Here’s the list for the DVD, which was priced at $28.95:

  • Country Strong soundtrack
  • “Shake That Thing” extended performance
  • original ending
  • deleted scenes
  • music video for song “Country Strong” by Paltrow
  • music video for song “A Little Bit Stronger” by Sara Evans.

Priced at $34.95, the Blu-ray has those plus:

  • Sony’s MovieIQ + Sync featuring the Country Strong playlist
  • featurette “Friends in High Places: The Cast of Country Strong
  • featurette “Putting the Words in Their Mouths: The Songwriters”
  • and featurette “A Little Bit Country: The Costumes.”

Check out the film’s trailer:


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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.