Blu-ray, DVD Release: Cicada Song

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 17, 2020
Price: DVD $16.54, Blu-ray $19.26
Studio: Indie Rights/Homunculi Artists

Michael Starr’s 2019 drama Cicada Song concerning the mysterious goings-on in a small Missouri farming town, has just been issued on Blu-ray and DVD with the following supplemental features:

  • The Combine Syndrome
  • Extended Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Official Trailer
  • Screenplay Slide Show

Here’s our review, which was initially published last January:

Writer/director Michael Starr’s modest independent feature Cicada Song deftly presents a portrait of a regional way of life (in this case, a Missouri farming town) as it weaves a textured and increasingly tense mystery. But the film takes on too much when the woman at its center, farm manager Karen (a resilient Lyndsey Lantz), begins searching for her missing lover Annabelle (Jenny Mesa) and learns the truth about some her hometown’s dirty deeds involving the migrant community, realty money-grabs and, worse, young children. Still, even as it tries to be a lot of things for its size, Starr’s feature directorial debut delivers with its ambitious narrative, visual punch and earthy performances, not to mention it’s empathetic view of immigrant lives and same-sex relationships. We look forward to seeing more from him. And your eyes aren’t deceiving you–that’s the seldom-seen-in-decades Joseph Bottoms as one of Karen’s clients.

Buy or Rent Cicada Song

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.