Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Counselor

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 11, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The CounselorDirector Ridley Scott’s (Prometheus) The Counselor became known as the movie in which Cameron Diaz has sex with a car.

Cameron Diaz (Bad Teacher) is part of an ensemble cast. She plays Malkina, the manipulative girlfriend of drug kingpin Reiner (Javier Bardem, Skyfall). Reiner is behind a big new deal that has attracted the involvement of his lawyer (Michael Fassbender, Shame), the titular Counselor.

Meanwhile, the Counselor sees the potential new big paycheck he’s expecting as the opportunity to step things up with his girlfriend (Penelope Cruz, Broken Embraces). But when things go bad, the Counselor finds himself at risk of losing everything.

Despite the stellar cast, which also includes Brad Pitt (World War Z), and Ridley Scott behind the camera, The Counselor proved a letdown with critics, moviegoers and at the box office. The R-rated film scored a low 34% with critics and only 26% from moviegoers, according to Rotten Tomatoes. As Time Out‘s Guy Lodge wrote: “A great writer’s pompous idea of pulp fiction, treated with stultifying seriousness by everyone else involved.”

The Counselor grossed only $17 million in theaters, despite being in wide release.

The Blu-ray contains these special features:

  • “Truth of the Situation”
  • “Virals”

And an unrated extended cut, which hopefully doesn’t have an even more graphic scene of Cameron Diaz and that car. There are some things you can’t unsee.

Here’s the movie’s 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.