Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Death Wish (2018)

Digital Release Date: June 5, 2018, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 5, 2018
Price: DVD $14.96, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.96
Studio: MGM/Fox

The none-too-subtle Eli Roth (Knock Knock) helms the “re-imagining” of the 1974 vigilante revenge thriller Death Wish, this time around starring Bruce Willis (whose recent output includes such winners as First Kill, Precious Cargo and Extraction).

Dr. Paul Kersey (Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence as it’s rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue, Piranha) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel…or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish.

Updated from the original novel by Brian Garfield, Death Wish also stars Vincent D’Onofrio (Escape Plan), Dean Norris (TV’s Breaking Bad) and Kimberly Elise (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy).

Death Wish proved to be death in hands of the critics, who slayed it with a paltry 17% Fresh rating at reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. It performed so-so at the domestic box office, ringing up a meh $37 million in wide release this past spring.

Special features on the discs include the following:

  • Commentary w/ Eli Roth & Roger Birnbaum
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary w/ Eli Roth & Roger Birnbaum
  • Mancow Morning Show Extended Scenes
  • Sway in the Morning Extended Scene
  • Vengeance and Vision: Directing Death Wish
  • Grindhouse Trailer


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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.