Blu-ray, DVD Release: Jayne Mansfield’s Car

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 10, 2013
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Anchor Bay Films/Starz


Jayne Mansfield's CarBilly Bob Thornton (Faster) directed and co-wrote Jayne Mansfield’s Car.

The drama movie has an impressive cast, including John Hurt (Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy), Robert Duvall (Get Low) and Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class).

Set in a small Alabama town in 1969, the film follows the aftermath of the death of an eccentric family’s long-estranged wife and mother. Two different families come together for the funeral, bringing up old scars and threatening to expose secrets.

Robert Patrick (Gangster Squad), Ray Stevenson (The Three Muskateers) and Frances O’Connor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence) also star in Jayne Mansfield’s Car.

The movie was released on a handful of theaters, but wasn’t loved by critics, who said it as bloated. New York Times‘ Stephen Holden said, “In its best moments, you can see what the film might have been with half a dozen fewer characters.”

The DVD and Blu-ray contain a making-of featurette.

The trailer looks fun. What do you think?

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About Sam 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.