Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Drop

Blu-ray and DVD Release Dates: Jan. 20, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $39.95; DVD $29.95
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Tom Hardy (Lawless) and James Gandolfini (Not Fade Away) star in the gritty crime thriller The Drop.

James Gandolfini (l.) and Tom Hardy in The Drop

James Gandolfini (l.) and Tom Hardy in The Drop

The movie follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

Directed by Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead), The Drop is written by bestselling author Dennis Lehane, based on his own short story “Animal Rescue.” Co-stars include Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) and John Ortiz (Jack Goes Boating).

Upon its limited release to theaters in September, 2014, The Drop was embraced by critics, who gave it a 91% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 178 published reviews. It only made a little noise at the box office, ringing up $10.7 million.

The Blu-ray and DVD include a commentary by Roskam and Lehane, deleted scenes with optional commentary by Roskam and Lehane and promotional featurettes.

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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.