Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has revealed that it is planning to release on Blu-ray acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook's (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance) latest film, Stoker (2013), starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska (Lawless) and Matthew Goode (A Single Man). The preliminary release date set by the studio is June 18th.
After India's (Wasikowska's) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Note: Stoker is promoted and distributed theatrically by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
An Exclusive Look: A Filmmaker's Journey
Theatrical Behind the Scenes:
Designing the Look
Creating the Music
Red Carpet Premiere: Emily Wells' performance of " Becomes the Color"
Heard nothing but great things about this one, the reviews have been glowing! Will add it to my collection, it's nice to see an intelligent thriller/horror pop up once in a while, as opposed to all the torture porn that passes for horror these days...
This is a great film. Park Chan-wook has mentioned in interviews that he was, unfortunately, forced by the distributor to cut 20 minutes from the film. In this age when the phrase "director's cut" has become a meaningless marketing gimmick, here's hoping that STOKER receives the true director's cut on Blu-ray that it deserves.
I think it will get to 500-600 theaters. Request that one of your local theaters gets it. I request movies on my theaters Facebook page and they pass the info on to their booker. It shows that there is interest in the area. Honestly, most of the movies I've requested have ended up coming here. Even ones in a much smaller release than they'd usually get, like Safety Not Guaranteed.