Blu-ray, DVD Release: Out of the Furnace

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 11, 2014
Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Out of the Furnace movie scene

Christian Bale (l.) and Casey Affleck are a pair of troubled brothers in Out of the Furnace.

Starring Christian Bale (The Fighter), Casey Affleck (The Killer Inside Me), Zoe Saldana (Colombiana) and Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), the 2013 drama Out of the Furnace is the latest film by Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart.

The movie focuses on Russell Baze (Bale) leads a dead-end life – he works a meaningless steel mill job all day, and cares for his terminally ill father at night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Affleck) returns home from Iraq, he is lured into one of the Northeast’s most ruthless crime rings and mysteriously disappears. When the police fail to solve the case, Russell puts his life at risk in order to seek justice for his brother.

Also featuring appearances by Forest Whitaker (Repo Men), Willem Dafoe (Antichrist) and Sam Shepard (Blackthorn), the R-rated film grossed a rather disappointing $11.3 million at the box office upon its wide release to theaters in December, 2013. The critics were equally “meh” in their feelings, with the film garnering a 5.9/10 rating at Rotten Tomatoes based upon 159 reviews.

The Blu-ray and DVD contain the following features:

  • Inspiration
  • Crafting the Fight Scenes
  • Scott Cooper
  • The Music of Out of the Furnace


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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.