Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Rover

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 23, 2014
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Lionsgate


 The Rover movie scene

Guy Pearce (l.) and Robert Pattinson take it to the next level in The Rover.

Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga franchise, Cosmopolis) and Guy Pearce (Prometheus, Lockout) star in the 2014 Australian production The Rover, the latest entry in the burgeoning post-apocalyptic crime drama genre.

Set in a world 10 years into the general collapse of society, The Rover follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car, they leave behind a wounded Rey (Pattinson). Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him.

Directed by writer/director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) and also starring Scoot McNairy (Argo), the R-rated film received a limited release to U.S. theaters in June, 2014. Though it was generally well-received by critics, it grosses a disappointing $1.1 million at the domestic box office.

The Rover Blu-ray and DVD each include a “making of” featurette.
 

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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.