Blu-ray Release: At Close Range

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 8, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Based on a true story, the hard-hitting drama At Close Range (1986)—written by Nicholas Kazan and directed by James Foley (Who’s That Girl)—gives us the grim tale of a rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Brad Sr. (Christopher Walken), a nasty charismatic who lures his n’er-do-well son, Brad, Jr. (Sean Penn, The Gunman), into a life of ghastly deeds.

Sean Penn and Christopher Walken in At Close Range

Sean Penn and Christopher Walken in At Close Range

Also starring ,Mary Stuart Masterson (Some Kind of Wonderful), Crispin Glover (Hot Tube Time Machine), and Christopher Penn (The Funeral), the film features the pop ballad Madonna, which was originally written for the soundtrack of the film Fire with Fire. When the song was shown to Madonna, however, she decided to use it for her then-husband Sean Penn’s latest film.

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About Laurence

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.