Blu-ray Release: Heavenly Creatures: The Uncut Version

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 13, 2011
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Lionsgate

Heavenly CreaturesThis Blu-ray debut of Peter Jackson’s (The Frighteners) 1994 thriller movie Heavenly Creatures is extra sweet as it’s the uncut version of the film with 10 minutes not in the version released in theaters.

One of Jackson’s earlier movies, Heavenly Creatures also is the first feature film that starred Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce).

The film stars Winslet and Melanie Lynskey (Win Win) as Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, teenage girls who form an unwavering bond rooted in a literary fantasy world they share. Disturbed by the intensity of the friendship, their parents separate the girls and threaten to keep them apart permanently. Angry, the girls vow to get murderous revenge. Scary? The movie is even based on a true story.

The screenplay, written by Jackson and and his Lord of the Rings partner Fran Walsh, was nominated for an Oscar. Although Heavenly Creatures didn’t win, the movie was a big winner of New Zealand Film and TV Awards. It took home nine statues, including Best Actress for Lynskey, Best Director for Jackson, Best Foreign Performer for Winslet, Best Editing, Best Design and Best Soundtrack.

The acclaimed film, a cult hit even before Jackson became a directing god for the Lord of the Rings movies, Heavenly Creatures was called “a visionary triumph” by Rolling Stone magazine. We’re thrilled about its high-definition debut.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.