Blu-ray, DVD Release: Hatfields & McCoys

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
Price: DVD $45.99, Blu-ray $55.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Hatfields & McCoysThe 2012 History Channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys debuted to more than 13.9 million viewers, breaking the record for a non-sports telecast in ad-supported cable TV history.

The show pits Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves) and Bill Paxton (Titanic) in the infamous Civil War-era back country feud that became an American legend.

Costner plays “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Paxton is Randall McCoy, two Confederate soldiers who return to their homes seeking peace after months of battle. Hatfield lives in West Virginia and McCoy across the Tug River border in Kentucky. After an illicit love affair and misunderstandings lead to murder, warfare is triggered between the two familes, causing even neighbors to choose sides.

Tom Berenger (Inception), Powers Boothe (The Avengers), Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) and Mare Winningham (Mirror Mirror) also star in the acclaimed 290-minute movie, which is not rated.

The DVD and Blu-ray include only one special feature, the music video for “I Know These Hills,” featuring Costner and Modern West.

It’s too bad Sony didn’t put featurettes about the actual legend, but a Biography documentary is available on DVD.

Here’s the explosive 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.