Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Good Doctor

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 18, 2012
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment

The Good DoctorOrlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean movies) explores his creepy side in thriller film The Good Doctor.

Far from Lord of the Rings good elf Legolas, in The Good Doctor Bloom plays the ambitious young Dr. Martin Blake, who’s anxious to impress his superiors and colleagues.

Things aren’t going well for Blake and his insecurity is building when he starts treating 18-year-old Diane (Riley Keough, The Runaways) for a kidney infection. Trying to get the self-esteem boost he craves, Blake’s enthusiasm for his patient becomes more of an obsession.

Rated PG-13, the independent film was screened in only a handful of theaters, so the DVD and Blu-ray give The Good Doctor its biggest audience.

Critics gave the movie mixed reviews. Richard Roeper called the film a “creepy, effectively chilling piece of work,” saying that “Bloom gives one of his most interesting performances.” But Newark Star-Ledger critic Stephen Whitty wrote of The Good Doctor: “Its meaning is unclear, its vital signs are shaky. And before long, the whole frail thing’s on life support, just begging for somebody to pull the plug.” Ouch!

The DVD and Blu-ray come with just a couple featurettes for extras:

  • “Making of The Good Doctor
  • and “AXS TV: A Look at The Good Doctor.


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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.