Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of director Lasse Hallström's An Unfinished Life, starring Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman and Josh Lucas, and director Charles Stone III's Paid in Full, which stars Wood Harris, Regina Hall and Mekhi Phifer. Both Miramax-produced dramas street on September 24th.
Official Synopsis: From the acclaimed director of Casanova, Chocolat and The Cider House Rules comes Miramax's An Unfinished Life, a powerful story of risk and redemption. Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson (Redford) quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley (Freeman). That is until, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate and with a granddaughter he's never known. Even as buried anger and accusations resurface, An Unfinished Life shows how unexpected connections and adventures can ultimately lead to forgiveness.
An Unfinished Life is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround, and includes the following extras:
Audio commentary with the director, producer and editor of the film
Official Synopsis: Stuck in a nowhere job, Ace (Harris) is a restless teenager who envies the high-rolling lifestyle of his drug-dealing friends. When he is overcome by the desire for expensive cars and flashy clothes, Ace makes a move that will change his life forever. Seduced by the allure of easy money in the illicit Harlem underground, he uses his skills to quickly take control of the streets and seize all the power that comes with it. Don't miss the gripping story of chasing the American dream... from the wrong side of the tracks.
Paid in Full is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround, and includes an audio commentary with director Charles Stone III.
I'm definitely buying An Unfinished Life. Strong and solid performances from the likes of Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez, Josh Lucas, and young newcomer Becca Gardner. I can finally retire the DVD. Hope Lionsgate does a good job on the transfer.
With no shortage of exterior shots of the beautiful British Columbia interior, 'An Unfinished Life' is a natural for a hidef makeover. Even tho it's a relatively recent title (2005), hoping it gets a nice spit n' polish.