Blu-ray Release: Calvary

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 9, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $27.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


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Brendan Gleeson in Calvary

Brendan Gleeson (Safe House) stars in the dark comedy-drama Cavalry, a tale of murder and morality from acclaimed writer-director John Michael McDonagh (The Guard).

Father James (Gleeson) is a good priest who feels sinister forces closing in after being threatened by a mysterious parishioner. As he continues to comfort the troubled members of his community, including his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly, Flight), Father James begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

Also starring Chris O’Dowd (Frankie Go Boom), Aiden Gillen (TV’s Game of Thrones) and M Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner), the R-rated British film was well-liked by the critics, earning an impressive 7.6/10 rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 143 reviews. It rang up a not-bad $3.6 million at the domestic box office during its limited release to theaters in August, 2014.

The Blu-ray contains the following features:

Behind the Scenes
The Role of a Good Priest
A Matter of Faith
A Father & His Daughter

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