Blu-ray, DVD Release: Joe

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 17, 2014
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $24.98
Studio: Lionsgate

JoeDrama movie Joe was called a “re-birth” for Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), by NPR critic Bob Mondello.

Based on the novel by Larry Brown, the independent film tells the story of ex-con Joe (Cage), who’s trying to lead a normal life and stay out of trouble. But when he meets a troubled homeless 15-year-old boy (Tye Sheridan, Mud) who’s trying to escape his violent father, Joe is faced with redemption or ruin.

The R-rated movie earned high acclaim from critics and moviegoers alike, garnering 82% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Joe had a limited release in theaters, so the DVD and Blu-ray takes it to the biggest audience.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD carry these special features:

  • making-of featurette
  • featurette “The Long Gravel Drive: The Origins of Joe
  • deleted scenes
  • audio commentary with director David Gordon Green (The Sitter), composer David Wingo (Take Shelter) and newcomer actor Brian D. Mays, who plays Joe when he was young.

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.