Blu-ray, Digital, DVD Release: The Last Stand

Digital Release Date: April 30, 2013, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

The Last StandArnold Schwarzenegger’s back! The actor turned governor has come back to action movie starring roles with The Last Stand.

Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) plays Ray Owens, a former LAPD narcotics cop who, after bungling an operation, goes to work as the sheriff for the sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. He has to get his big guns out again when the notorious leader of a drug cartel (Eduardo Noriega, Vantage Point) escapes an FBI prisoner convoy.

The R-rated film also stars Forest Whitaker (Pawn), Peter Stormare (Small Town Murder Songs), Luis Guzman (The Count of Monte Cristo), Johnny Knoxville (Small Apartments) and Harry Dean Stanton.

The Last Stand was largely ignored by moviegoers when it was in theaters, grossing a not great $12 million in wide release. Drama Promised Land grossed more than half that on far fewer screens.

The Last Stand Blu-ray boxMaybe Schwarzenegger’s lost some of his appeal, but the movie also got mixed reviews from critics. New York Daily News‘ Elizabeth Weitzman said, “The script is a mess, built on lazy cliches, stilted jokes and easy payoffs. What the movie does have, though, is enthusiasm.”‘s Tom Charity wrote, “The movie’s tongue in cheek humor will buy off most of the target audience. And Arnie? He’s indestructible.”

The Blu-ray and DVD carry these special features:

  • featurette “Not in My Town: Making The Last Stand
  • featurette “Cornfield Chaos”
  • featurette “The Dinkum Firearm and Historic Weaponry Museum”
  • featurette “Actor-Cam Anarchy: With Johnny Knoxville and Jaimie Alexander”
  • deleted/extended and alternate scenes.

Check out the movie’s fast-moving 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.