Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Beirut

Digital Release Date: July 3, 2018, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 3, 2018
Price: DVD $22.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.96
Studio: Universal

Jon Hamm (TV’s Mad Men) continues his post-Don Draper film career with his latest box office under-performer, the war-torn drama/thriller Beirut.

Hamm stars as Mason Skiles, a former U.S. diplomat, who gets sent to Beirut to negotiate a swap for the release of a terrorist leader, believed to be imprisoned by Israeli secret police, in exchange for a CIA agent, a friend, who has been kidnapped.  Confronted by ghosts from his past, Mason faces a formidable question:  Who do you trust in a world where the truth emerges only when it’s

Directed by Brad Anderson (Vanishing on 7th Street) and written by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Franchise), the film also stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Dean Norris (TV’s Breaking Bad).

This one clicked with the critics, earning a 77% Fresh rating at reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, but it made very little noise at the box office, ringing up some $5.6 million domestically.

Bonus features on the discs and digital incarnation of the film include the following:

  • The Story Behind Beirut Go behind the scenes with Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, and former CIA Officer Whitley Bruner as they discuss the making of the movie
  • Sandy Crowder – Rosamund Pike discusses her role as CIA Agent Sandy Crowder in this behind-the-scenes look at the movie
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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.