Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Foxcatcher

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Dates: March 3, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $34.99; DVD $30.99
Studio: Sony

Oscar-nominated Steve Carell (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Mark Ruffalo (Margaret) and the not-nominated but still very fine Channing Tatum (White House Down) star in the critically acclaimed drama Foxcatcher.

Based on actual events, Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Shultz (Tatum), who is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to his state-of-the-art training facility in preparation for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Hopi

Channing Tatum (l.) and Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

Channing Tatum (l.) and Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

ng it will catapult him to greater gllory, Mark jumps at the opportunity. But du Pont soon becomes unsatisfied with Mark’s performance, driven by hidden needs, and seeks backing from Mark’s revered and charismatic wrestler brother, Dave (Ruffalo). Misguided loyalty, jealousy and ultimately betrayal lead to an unexpected and tragic end.

Also starings Sienna Miller (Stardust), Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club), and Vanessa Redgrave (Letters to Juliet), the film is directed by Bennett Miller (Moneyball), who was also nominated for an Academy Award.

The R-rated film has grossed $11 million at the domestic box office since its November, 2014 limited release to U.S. theaters. The critics appear to have liked what they’ve seen, giving the film an 87% rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 197 published reviews.

Bonus features for Foxcatcher include deleted scenes, as well as the featurette, “The Story of Foxcatcher,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film with director Miller, Carell and Tatum.

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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.