Blu-ray, DVD Release: Kill Your Darlings

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 18, 2014
Price: DVD $TBA, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $TBA
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Kill Your DarlingsDaniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) might look a bit like Harry Potter with his glasses in Kill Your Darlings, but don’t be fooled. He’s playing beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg.

Set in 1944, the biography movie tells the story of Ginsberg at Columbia, where he finds stuffy tradition clashing with modern ideas and attitudes embodied by Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan, Chronicle). Shy, unsophisticated Ginsberg is fascinated by Carr and drawn into his hard-drinking, jazz-clubbing friends, including William Burroughs (Ben Foster, Contraband), the dissolute scion of a wealthy family, and David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall, TV’s Dexter), an older hanger-on who resents Ginsberg’s position as Carr’s new sidekick. Everything gets shaken up when there’s a murder.

Based on true events, Kill Your Darlings follows the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg’s life and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution. The movie also stars David Cross (Men in Black II), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Greenberg) and Elizabeth Olsen (Liberal Arts).

Critics and moviegoers applauded the drama film, awarding it more than 70% appreciation, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

R-rated Kill Your Darlings was screened in only 78 theaters, grossing a little more than $1 million, so the DVD and Blu-ray release gets it out to more viewers.

Bonus features on the discs are:

  • “On the Red Carpet at the Toronto Film Festival”
  • Commentary with Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan and first-time feature film co-writers John Krokidas and Austin Bunn
  • “In Conversation with Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan”
  • Q&A with Director/Co-Writer John Krokidas and Co-Writer Austin Bunn
  • Deleted scenes.

Here’s the film’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.