Blu-ray, DVD Digital Release: Bacurau

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 14, 2020
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga of The Jesus Rolls) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier (Dragged Across Concrete) arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.

Written and directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, Bacurau was a box office sensation in its native Brazil.

The Blu-ray and DVD editions of the 2019 horror-adventure-mystery hybrid include the following:

-Bacurau on the Map, a making-of documentary by Kleber Mendonça Filho (60 minutes)
-Audio commentary by by Kleber Mendonça Filho
-Deleted Scene
-Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles and Sonia Braga in conversation (courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center)
-Theatrical trailer
-New interview with Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
Mens sana in corpore sano (2011, a short film by Juliano Dornelles)
Theatrical 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.