Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, VOD Release: Snitch

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 11, 2013
Price: DVD $30.98, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Summit/Lionsgate

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Dwayne Johnson infiltrates a drug cartel to win his son's freedom in Snitch.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Faster) gives his acting chops a workout in the action-flavored crime drama-thriller Snitch.

Johnson stars as John Matthews, the owner of a construction company, who learns his son faces 10 tough years in a Federal prison for drug possession.  Convinced it was a set-up, he volunteers to become an undercover informant and infiltrate a ruthless cartel headed by the nefarious “El Topo” (Benjamin Bratt, La Mission).  With his back against the wall and a web of tricky legalities and growing danger tightening around him, his life totally on the line, Matthews must expose the true criminals before they discover his identity.

Directed and co-written by Ric Roman Waugh (Felon), the film features a killer supporting cast, which includes Barry Pepper (TV’s The Kennedys), Jon Bernthal (TV’s The Walking Dead), Michael K. Williams (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), Melina Kanakaredes (TV’s CSI:NY), Nadine Velazquez (Flight), and Susan Sarandon (Arbitrage).

Generally well-received by the critics, Snitch grossed a solid $42 million at the U.S. box office during its release to theaters in February, 2013.

The Blu-ray and DVD of the PG-13-rated Snitch (which is touted as having been “inspired by true events”)contain the following bonus features:

  • “Privileged Information: The Making of Snitch” multiple part documentary
  • Audio Commentary with Director Ric Roman Waugh and Editor Jonathan Chibnall
  • Deleted Scenes


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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.