Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: Black Mass

Digital Release Date: Jan. 12, 2015, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 16, 2015
Price: DVD $28.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99
Studio: Warner

Juno Temple becomes a problem for Johnny Depp in Black Mass

Juno Temple becomes a problem for Johnny Depp in Black Mass

Johnny Depp (Mortdecai) keeps his enemies close and doesn’t trust anyone in Black Mass, the crime drama that stars Depp as notorious real-life Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton, Exodus: Gods and Kings) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Depp) to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. This unholy alliance begins to spiral out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power and become one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.

Black Mass” also Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) as Whitey’s brother, powerful State Senator Billy Bulger; Rory Cochrane (Argo) as Steve Flemmi, Whitey’s closest partner in crime as FBI Special Agent in Charge Charles McGuire; Jesse Plemons (TV’s Fargo) as Whitey’s main henchman, Kevin Weeks; Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) as Whitey’s sometimes woman; and Juno Temple (Afternoon Delight) as an an ill-fated working gal.

Black Mass Blu-ray boxDirected by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), Black Mass was generally well-liked by the critics but only did fair business at the domestic box office, where it grossed $62.5 million.

The Blu-ray and DVD contain the following elements:.

  • The Manhunt for Whitey Bulger (Blu-ray only)
  • Johnny Depp: Becoming Whitey Bulger
  • Black Mass: Deepest Cover, Darkest Crime (Blu-ray only)
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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.