New Release: Sleepers, The Name of the Rose, Copycat Blu-ray


Brad Pitt looks for revenge in Sleepers

Remember Sleepers? The acclaimed 1996 drama film directed by Barry Levinson (Poliwood) and starring Brad Pitt (Seven), Kevin Bacon (Tremors) and Robert De Niro (Little Fockers) arrived on Blu-ray on Aug. 2, 2011, from Warner Home Video along with two other dramas, Sean Connery (Highlander) starrer The Name of the Rose and Copycat with Sigourney Weaver (Alien).

The Name of the Rose Blu-ray boxSleepers is our favorite of the three movies. The film tells the disturbing story of a group of boys who, after pulling a prank, are sent to a detention center and brutalized by the guards. Ten years later, the boys are grownup and get their chance for revenge. Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), Minnie Driver (Barney’s Version), Jason Patric (The Losers) and Dustin Hoffman (All the President’s Men) also star in the R-rated film, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Score.

Copycat Blu-ray boxThe winner of two BAFTA awards, 1986 film The Name of Rose stars  Connery and Christian Slater (True Romance). Based on the novel by Umberto Eco, the movie follows the investigation of a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated Benedictine Abbey.

And in 1995 thriller Copycat, Weaver plays a criminal profiler and psychologist who becomes entangled in the mind games of a copycat serial killer (William McNamara of The Ascent), but she has her own problems as a horrifying attack in her past left her an agoraphobic who’s confined to her apartment. Holly Hunter (Broadcast News), Dermot Mulroney (Flash of Genius) and Harry Connick Jr. (P.S. I Love You) are also in the cast.

Here’s the trailer for Sleepers. If you haven’t seen the film, check it out:

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.