Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: Nocturnal Animals

Digital Release Date: Feb. 7, 2017, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 21, 2017
Price: DVD $17.96, Blu-ray/ DVD Combo $19.96
Studio: Universal

Amy Adams (Arrival) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw) star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in romantic thriller Nocturnal Animals.

Susan (Adams) is in an unfulfilling second marriage when she receives a package containing a manuscript from her ex-husband, Edward (Gyllenhaal). Moved by Edward’s writing, Susan cannot help but reminisce over the most private moments from her own love story with the author. Trying to look within herself and beyond the glossy surface of the life and career that she has made, Susan increasingly interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and re-awakens a love that she feared was lost – as the story builds to a reckoning that will define both the novel’s hero and her own.

Nominated for 9 BAFTA Awards (Britain’s Oscars equivalent) including Best Director and Best Actor, Nocturnal Animals is the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival, and of the 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Savages).

Written and directed by Tom Ford (A Single Man), the film also features Michael Shannon (Elvis & Nixon), Isla Fisher (Bachelorette), Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Laura Linney (Mr. Holmes) and Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), and Michael Sheen (Admission).

The Blu-ray and DVD incarnations of the flick contain the following stuff:

  • The Making of Nocturnal Animals – Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Ford, and cast and filmmakers recount how they brought such a unique story to life including:
    • Building the Story – Tom Ford and actors examine central characters and how they fit into the story.
    • The Look of Nocturnal AnimalsFilmmakers and cast discuss how the cinematography by Seamus McGarvey and costumes by Arianne Phillips give the film such a distinct and rich feel.
    • The Filmmaker’s Eye: Tom Ford – See how Tom Ford’s attention to detail adds layers to the interwoven stories at the center of the film.
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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.