New Release: Restitution DVD

Release Date: Nov. 8, 2011
Price: DVD $26.95
Studio: Monterey Media

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Mena Suvari might be involved in her ex-boyfriend's murder in Restitution.

The 2011 independent crime thriller movie Restitution opens on a picturesque city on the shores of Michigan, where a series of mysterious murders has an unlikely but common thread — Bryan Spikes, a hired insurance fraud investigator who is inexplicably killed and then framed for the crimes.

A year later, writer Alex Forrester (Mark Bierlein, Street Boss) arrives in the city researching the case for a book. As Alex begins uncovering the truth behind the murder, his informants start turning up dead, and he soon learns that he may be next on the list. Maybe Alex should look closer at Bryan’s ex-girlfriend (Mena Suvari, Hemingway’s Garden of Eden) or his new overly friendly ex-sharpshooter neighbor (Tom Arnold, True Lies).

Written by leading man Bierlein and directed by Lance Kawas (The Deported), the film noir-flavored Restitution also stars our old straight-to-video pal C. Thomas Howell (Suspect Device) and the always-fine William Sadler (Rush).

The R-rated film received a limited release to theaters in October, 2011.

Bonus features on the DVD include behind-the-scenes footage and a director’s commentary.

Check out the film’s trailer:


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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.