New Release: The Perfect Host Blu-ray and DVD

Release Date: Aug. 30, 2011
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment

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David Hyde Pierce has a secret in The Perfect Host.

Magnolia‘s The Perfect Host, starring David Hyde Pierce (TV’s Frasier) and Clayne Crawford (TV’s 24), is an offbeat crime thriller.

The movie follows the meticulous Warwick Wilson (Pierce), the consummate host, as he prepares his dinner table for a roast duck dinner. Wilson receives an unexpected dinner guest in the form of John Taylor (Crawford), a bank robber on the run who arrives on Warwick’s doorstep posing as a friend of a friend, new to Los Angeles, who has been mugged and lost all his luggage. But Taylor gets more than he bargained for as the night moves forward, secrets are revealed and it becomes clear that nothing is quite as it seems.

The independent film is the first movie written and directed by Nick Tomnay, whose previous works included short films.

Co-starring singer Helen Reddy of the 1970s “I Am Woman” fame, The Perfect Host received a well-reviewed, limited release in theaters in early July 2011, following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010.

The DVD and Blu-ray each contain a selection bonus features.


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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.