Blu-ray, DVD Release: Bonnie & Clyde (2013)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 28, 2014
Price: DVD $45.99, Blu-ray $55.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Bonnie & ClydeEmile Hirsch (Savages) and Holliday Grainger (TV’s The Borgias) play the notorious couple in 2013’s TV mini-series Bonnie & Clyde.

The show follows the legendary romance and crime spree of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Bonnie’s obsession with fame pushes them to commit increasingly dangerous robberies, leaving behind them a trail of blood and headlines. They stayed ahead of authorities for a while, until their final showdown.

Oscar-winners Holly Hunter (The Piano) and William Hurt (Moby Dick) also star in the miniseries, which was directed by Bruce Beresford (Mao’s Last Dancer) on a script by Joe Batteer and John Rice, the team behind Windtalkers and TV movie Anna Nicole.

Bonnie & Clyde aired on History, Lifetime and A&E to mixed but generally positive reviews from critics. Miami Herald‘s Glenn Garvin called it a “perfectly entertaining gangster picture.” Erin McCann of the U.K.’s The Guardian, however, wrote: “The crime here isn’t that they’ve had the gall to remake Bonnie and Clyde — it’s just that they did it so badly.”

You be the judge on disc. Both the DVD and Blu-ray offer three featurettes:

  • “Iconography: The Story of Bonnie & Clyde” with director Bruce Beresford going behind the scenes to look at costumes, props and sets used to create the Depression-era scenes
  • “Becoming Bonnie” about Holliday Grainger’s interpretation of the role
  • “Becoming Clyde” about Emile Hirsch’s performance.

The Blu-ray also adds the exclusive featurette “A Legendary Story Revisted,” with writers John Rice and Joe Batteer talking about their creative decisions for the miniseries’ story.

Here’s the Bonnie & Clyde 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.