Blu-ray, DVD Release: Safe Haven

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


Safe HavenSafe Haven is the eighth movie adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks and the second directed by Lasse Hallström, after Sparks’ Dear John.

Safe Haven stars Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages) as Katie, who moves to Southport, N.C., and sparks the interest of widower Alex (Josh Duhamel, Life As We Know It). Katie is reluctant to give Alex a chance, but after she finally begins a relationship with him, a dark secret from Katie’s past threatens their happiness.

Critics didn’t have much love for the movie. New York Observer critic Rex Reed said Safe Haven “plods along with dialogue just above the level of crayon scribblings, and the direction by the usually reliable Lasse Hallström is dismayingly sluggish.” Ouch!

Safe Haven Blu-ray boxBut the romance film, which is rated PG-13, grossed a tidy $70 million in theaters, earning praise from audiences.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray come with these special features:

  • deleted and extended scenes
  • alternate ending

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo also adds:

  • “Igniting the Romance in Safe Haven
  • “Set Tour”
  • “Josh Duhamel’s Lessons in Crabbing”
  • downloadable digital copy of the film.
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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.