Blu-ray, DVD Release: Parker

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


ParkerJason Statham (The Mechanic) and Jennifer (The Back-Up Plan) Lopez form a sexy partnership in action movie Parker.

Based on the Richard Stark (Payback) novel Flashfire, the heist film follows Statham as the titular Parker, a professional thief whose crew double-crosses him, steals his stash and leaves him for dead. Parker tracks them to Palm Beach, where the crew is planning their biggest heist yet.

Disguising himself as a rich Texan, Parker joins with savvy insider Leslie (Jennifer Lopez) to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.

Parker was directed and produced by Oscar-winner Taylor Hackford (Ray) and also stars Michael Chiklis (High School), Patti LuPone (TV’s Oz) and Nick Nolte (Cape Fear).

The R-rated film grossed $17.6 million when it was in theaters, on not good reviews from critics. Boston Globe‘s Tom Russo had little good to say about the movie: “Parker’s vengeance isn’t thrilling, there’s a pointlessly developed non-love triangle, even the glam settings look cheap, and the tough-guy exchanges are inexplicably flat.”

The DVD and Blu-ray carry these special features:

  • commentary with Hackford
  • featurette “Bringing the Hunter to Life: The Making of Parker
  • featurette “Who is Parker?”

The Blu-ray adds:

  • featurette “The Origin of Parker
  • “Broken Necks and Bloody Knuckles.”

Here’s the movie’s trailer:

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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.