New Release: Last Exit to Brooklyn Blu-ray and DVD

Release Date: Oct. 11, 2011
Price: DVD $26.99, Blu-ray $30.49
Studio: Summit Entertainment

Last Exit to Brooklyn movie scene

Jennifer Jason Leigh takes on the borough's meanest streets in Last Exit to Brooklyn.

Based on the controversial 1964 novel by Hubert Selby Jr. about the underbelly of the working class in Brooklyn in the 1950s, the gritty 1989 drama Last Exit to Brooklyn makes its Blu-ray debut, along with being re-issued on DVD for the first time in more than a decade.

Directed by Uli Edel (Body of Evidence), the film follows a group of disillusioned characters as they play out their dead-end existences of drugs, crime and violence in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. Set against a backdrop of union corruption, they must overcome or be defeated by their surroundings and, ultimately, themselves.

The movie features an ensemble cast that includes with Jennifer Jason Leigh (Greenberg), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Sam Rockwell (Moon), Jerry Orbach (Dirty Dancing) and Ricki Lake (TV’s Charm School).

Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray, which were first seen and heard on earlier DVD editions, include the following:

  • audio commentary with director Uli Edel
  • “The Making of Last Exit to Brooklyn” featurette


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