Blu-ray, DVD Release: Silkwood

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 25, 2017
Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

The controversial true story that inflamed a nation! Meryl Streep (Still of the Night) stars in 1983’s Silkwood, a biographical drama-thriller about one woman’s struggle against a huge corporation.

Karen Silkwood (Streep) lives a free-spirited existence with two friends, Drew Stephens (Kurt Russell, The Thing) and Dolly Pelliker (Cher, Moonstruck), who work with her at an Oklahoma nuclear facility. It’s only when she discovers she’s been exposed to radiation that Karen’s conscience awakens, and soon she is digging for evidence of wrongdoing at her company. But her sudden zeal for safer working conditions may come at a high price as she alienates friends and possibly even puts her own life in peril.

The film features excellent direction by Mike Nichols (The Graduate) with a screenplay by Nora Ephron (You’ve Got Mail) and Alice Arlen (Alamo Bay) and a solid supporting cast that includes Craig T. Nelson (Poltergeist), Diana Scarwid (Rumble Fish), Fred Ward (Tremors), Ron Silver (Blue Steel), David Strathairn (TV’s Alphas), M. Emmet Walsh (Blood Simple), Tess Harper (Fatal Secrets) and Will Patton (Brooklyn’s Finest).

Kino Lorber’s edition of the movie contains the following  bonus features:

– Interview with Producer Michael Hausman
-TV Spots


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About Laurence

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.