Blu-ray, DVD Release: Mortdecai

Digital Release Date: May 5, 2015, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 12, 2015
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Lionsgate

The action comedy caper Mortdecai stars Johnny Depp (Dark Shadows), Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man trilogy), Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) and Olivia Munn (HBO’s The Newsroom).

mortdecai_still_a_l_optAfter a priceless painting is stolen, shady art dealer Charlie Mortdecai (Depp) is recruited by an old rival (McGregor) to get it back. Mortdecai questions his rival’s intentions, but takes the job for the money and to keep his high-maintenance wife (Paltrow) happy. With the help of his manservant, Mortdecai must face terrorists, angry Russians and more in a hilarious globe-trotting chase.

Based on the novel Don’t Point That Thing at Me from The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli, the film is directed by David Koepp.

Do we have to tell you how badly this one did? How’s $7.7 million domestically in wide theatrical release and a 13% critics rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Yikes…

The home entertainment release will include two behind-the-scenes featurettes including “Stolen Moments: On the Set of Mortdecai” and “The Art of Noise: Making Music for Mortdecai.”



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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.