Blu-ray, DVD Release: Down the Shore

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April. 9, 2013
Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Anchor Bay

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James Gandolfini and Famke Janssen star in Down the Shore.

James Gandolfini (Zero Dark Thirty), Famke Janssen (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) and  Joe Pope (Tinsel Town) star in the 2011 independent drama-romance film Down the Shore.

Set on the Jersey Shore, the lives of three childhood friends—Bailey (Gandolfini), Wiley (Pope) and Mary (Janssen)—begin to unravel when a deadly secret from their past is revealed. Oh, and Wiley is actually married Mary and the two have a mentally disabled son, Martin (John Magaro), who

The directorial debut of longtime acting and dialect coach Harold Guskin, Down the Shore is filled with the kind of iconography we’ve come to expect from the past couple of decades of cinematic depictions of the Jersey shore, including desolate amusement parks, dark and lonely bars and seedy movie theaters. But as they’re populated with a solid cast of performers, the locales are brightened up a little bit.

The R-rated movie had a tiny release to theaters in 2011 and another one just this past week to so-so reviews from the critics. But, again, the cast may raise some eyebrows.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.