Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company have officially announced and detailed the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack release of director Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly, starring Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta. The crime drama arrives on Blu-ray on March 26th.
Pitt delivers an explosive performance as Jackie Cogan, an enforcer for the mob in Dominik's gritty yet stylish crime thriller. Cogan must restore order in the criminal economy after a mob-protected card game is heisted by a group of inexperienced crooks. Pitt stars alongside Jenkins, Gandolfini, Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard.
The Blu-ray edition of Killing Them Softly is set to feature a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, both a DVD and Digital copy of the film, and special features that include Deleted Scenes and "The Making of Killing Them Softly."
I missed this in theaters and I do want to see due to Andrew Dominik at the helm, but that cover art is going cause this movie to end up filling the shelves of the used stores because it is very misleading to those who don't know what to expect.
I'll admit I'm a big apologist when it comes to new projects from directors of films I've enjoyed, and I loved "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford". I tried so hard to like this but I just couldn't. It was sloppy, aimless filmmaking and a story with a point so shallow it just couldn't sustain it's already scant running time. "Heavy-handed" wouldn't begin to cover the political themes of the story. Great performances all around, visually stunning, and a killer final line of dialogue do not a good film make.
Waste of time and certainly your money. Awful flick. James Gandolfini was... i dont even know what to say... his character had no point at all, all 10 minutes of him. Stupid. Brad Pitt was awesome though, I will give it that. Other than that...NEXT!