Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Blood Money (2017)

Digital Release Date: Dec. 19, 2017, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 19, 2017
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $14.96
Studio: Lionsgate

The 2017  thriller Blood Money is a modern retelling of the 1948 classic The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

Ellar Coltrane and John Cusack in Blood Money.

Ellar Coltrane of Boyhood fame stars as one of three friends on a wilderness excursion who stumble upon bags of money and suddenly must outrun a white collar criminal (John Cusack, Love & Mercy) hell-bent on retrieving his fortune.  Not surprisingly, greed and a growing sense of mistrust turns the friends against each other as they wage a desperate fight for survival…

The R-rated thriller is directed by Lucky McKee (May) from a script by Jared Butler and Lars Norberg.

Lionsgate threw Blood Money into a handful of theaters in October where it picked up a couple of solid notices from Dennis Harvey at Variety and Maitland McDonough at Film Journal International (who described it as a “derivative but effective thriller”).

We’re curious to check it out just to see what Boyhood’s Coltrane can do when handed a scripted genre thriller!

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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.