Blu-ray, DVD Release: Damsels in Distress

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 25, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Damsels in DistressAfter 13 years, writer/director Whit Stillman (The Last Days of Disco) returns to movies with the well-reviewed comedy Damsels in Distress.

The PG-13 film stars Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), who along with Carrie MacLemore (in her first movie role), Megalyn Echikunwoke (TV’s 90210) and Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love) as a group of women who set out to change the male-dominated like at a grungy East Coast college. They try to help depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers.

Along the way, they become romantically entangled with a series of men, including Adam Brody (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) and Hugo Becker (TV’s Gossip Girl). But the relationships threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.

Damsels in Distress was screened in a limited theaters, but the DVD and Blu-ray give the movie its biggest audience.

Critics lauded the quirky film, calling it oddball and delightful. But moviegoers who ventured out to those limited screenings didn’t leave as satisfied, according to Rotten Tomatoes, which reports that moviegoers gave Damsels in Distress 52% approval and critics 75%.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray come with these special features:

  • commentary with Whit Stillman and cast members
  • Damsels in Distress: Behind the Scenes”
  • “An Evening With Damsels in Distress
  • “A Great Lotion”

 

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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.