Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Trance (2013)

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: July 23, 2013
Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Trance movie scene

Rosario Dawson gets involved in a brain-draining art heist in Trace.

Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (127 Hours) helms the heady crime-thriller Trance, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) and Rosario Dawson (Fire with Fire).

When art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy) double-crosses the gang responsible for the daring daylight robbery of a priceless Goya painting, he incurs the wrath of the gang’s violent leader, Franck (Cassel). In the aftermath of a beating where he is knocked unconscious, Simon claims to be suffering from amnesia and is therefore unable to remember where the painting has been hidden, provoking Franck into hiring female hypnotist Elizabeth (Dawson) to find the answer. But as Elizabeth delves ever deeper into Simon’s subconscious, the lines between fantasy and reality converge and the plot twists wildly, threatening to consume all as a series of shocking events spiral violently out of control.

Fast-paced, unpredictable, and quite sexy, Trance is actually a remake of a well-reviewed 2001 British TV movie written and directed by Joe Ahearne. While Boyle’s new Trance received generally positive notice from critics, it didn’t do much at the box office, ringing up only $2.3 million in limited release to U.S. theaters in April, 2013.

The DVD and Blu-ray contain the following bonus features:

Blu-ray exclusive features:

  • Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trance Unraveled (Easter Egg)
  • The Power of Suggestion-Making Trance
  • Kick Off
  • Danny’s Film Noir
  • Hypnotherapy
  • The Look
  • The Final Rewrite
  • Danny Boyle Retrospective
  • Short Film: EUGENE by Spencer Susser
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • UV Copy

DVD exclusive features:

  • Hypnotherapy
  • The Look
  • The Power of Suggestion – Making Trance
  • The Final Rewrite
  • Theatrical 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.