Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: Sleepless

Digital Release Date: April 4, 2017, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 18, 2017
Price: DVD $17.96, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.96
Studio: Universal

Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge on his son’s kidnappers in the action thriller Sleepless.

Undercover police officer Vincent Downs (Foxx) thrives in the high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground of Las Vegas. But when a heist goes wrong and a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son, he must evade an internal affairs investigation, rescue his son, and bring the kidnappers to justice all in one sleepless, pulse-pounding night.

Directed by Baran bo Odar, the film also stars Michelle Monaghan (TV’s True Detective), Gabrielle Union (In Our Nature), Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County), David Harbour (The Green Hornet) and Scoot McNairy (Argo).

Despite the talent the R-rated film boasts, Sleepless arrived D.O.A. upon its limited theatrical release in December, 2017, earning a pathetic 19% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes based upon 33 published reviews. That said, it rang up a not-awful $21 at the domestic box office.

As for bonus features, the Blu-ray and DVD offer a collection of deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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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.