New Release: Sympathy for Delicious Blu-ray and DVD

Sympathy for Delicious movie scene

Rock'n'roll rules for Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis in Sympathy for Delicious.

Maya Entertainment released the comedy-drama film Sympathy for Delicious, the directorial debut of actor Mark Ruffalo (Shutter Island), on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 23, 2011, for the list prices of $29.98 and $27.98, respectively.

Written by and starring Christopher Thornton (his first screenwriting credit), Sympathy for Delicious tells the story of up-and-coming rock ’n’ roller “Delicious” Dean O’Dwyer DJ (Thornton) who is paralyzed in a motorcycle accident and then seeks out a remedy for the situation in the world of faith healing. Dean gets a bit more than he bargained for when he discovers that he possesses the power to heal people but is unable to heal himself. Angrily deciding to use his newfound gift for fame and fortune, Dean joins a rock band, which sets the stage for still another potential tragedy…

Also starring Ruffalo, Juliette Lewis (Due Date), Laura Linney (TV’s The Big C) and Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Sympathy for Delicious was honored with the Special Jury Prize for Directing Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The movie played on two screens in May but is essentially premiering in the U.S. on DVD.

Here’s a list of the Blu-ray and DVD bonus features:

  • Behind-the-Story featurette with Mark Ruffalo and Christopher Thornton
  • Audio commentary with Orlando Bloom and Mark Ruffalo
  • Deleted scenes
  • Photo gallery (Blu-ray only)

Check out the movie’s trailer:


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