New Release: Hesher Blu-ray and DVD

Hesher movie scene

Joseph Gordon-Levitt chills out (for a change) as Hesher.

Lionsgate released the dark comedy film Hesher, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception), on Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 13, 2011, for the list prices of $28.98 and $29.99, respectively.

Gordon-Levitt portrays the titular Hesher, an unconventional oddball who grooves on loud music, pornography and pyromaniacal activities. And that’s what he brings into the lives of TJ (Devon Brochu, In the Valley of Elah) and his father Paul (Rainn Wilson, Super) when he takes up residence in their garage without an invitation.

Grief stricken by the loss of TJ’s mother in a car accident, Paul can’t muster the strength to evict the strange squatter and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Not surprisingly, it’s Hesher’s anarchic approach towards life that shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once again.

Hesher was directed and co-written by debuting feature film helmer Spencer Susser and features Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and the music of head-banging legend Metallica.

The movie received a limited release on some 40 theater screens in May, following film festival stops at South by Southwest and Sundance, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

Bonus features on the Hesher Blu-ray and DVD include deleted scenes, outtakes, cast and crew interviews, a sketch gallery and more.


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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.