Blu-ray, DVD Release: Take Shelter

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 14, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Take ShelterHighly acclaimed, 2011 movie Take Shelter is a horror movie with apocalyptic tendencies.

Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Shotgun Stories), the thriller film stars Michael Shannon (TV’s Boardwalk Empire) as a man who starts seeing apocalyptic visions. Living in Ohio with his wife (Jessica Chastain, The Help) and deaf daughter (Tova Stewart), Shannon keeps quiet about the visions but starts obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. HIs actions, though, cause a strain on his marriage and his position within his community, but that’s nothing compared to what Shannon thinks is coming.

Critics loved Take Shelter when it was in theaters, a limited release. The Boston Globe‘s Ty Burr said, “The chilling genius of Take Shelter isn’t that the threat is never specified but that it doesn’t need to be.”

We’re looking forward to seeing it if for no other reason than the pairing of Shannon, a fabulous character actor, and Chastain, who we loved in The Help and The Debt.

Judging by the trailer, Take Shelter looks beautifully shot, so it should look stellar on DVD but especially on Blu-ray.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray offer these special features:

  • commentay with Nichols and Shannon
  • “Behind the Scenes of Take Shelter
  • Q&A with Shannon and actor Shea Whigham
  • deleted scenes

Here’s that great-looking trailer:


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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.