Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: Southpaw

Digital Release Date: Oct. 16, 2015, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 27, 2015
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment/The Weinstein Company


The action-filled boxing drama Southpaw tells the story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis

Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw.

Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw.

“50 Cent” Jackson, Escape Plan) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker, Catch .44), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Olympus Has Fallen), the R-rated Southpaw performed adequately at the domestic box office, grossing some $51 million after it was release wide in theaters in late July, 2015.

DVD special feature include the featurette Southpaw: Inside the Ring, while the Blu-ray comes with special features including deleted scenes, Southpaw: Inside the Ring, a Q&A with the cast” and an extended training montage.

 

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