‘Florida Project’ Tops Slate of Lionsgate Releases

Lionsgate Feb. 5 announced several upcoming home video releases, highlighted by the Feb. 20 Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital) and DVD release of the Oscar-nominated The Florida Project.

The critically hailed independent film stars Willem Dafoe, who received an Academy Award nod for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The film focuses on a budget motel in Florida that is home to a group of people living on the poverty line, including a precocious 6-year-old.

The A.V. Club called the movie, directed by Sean Baker (Tangerine), “one of Willem Dafoe’s most moving performances”. Cast members also include Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite in breakout performances/ Co-written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project Blu-ray and DVD will be available at the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Another critical hit, The Disaster Artist, arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and Digital HD March 13 from Lionsgate. Nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, The Disaster Artist stars James Franco, along with Dave Franco, Emmy nominee Seth Rogen, Golden Globe nominee Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Paul Scheer, Zac Efron and Megan Mullally.

The Disaster Artist’s extensive special features include audio commentary with director James Franco, Dave Franco, Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, and more; a gag reel; as well as three featurettes. The Disaster Artist will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD at $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

Hellraiser: Judgment, the tenth installment of the “Hellraiser” horror franchise, arrives on Blu-ray ($21.99), DVD ($19.98) and Digital HD Feb. 13. The latest direct-to-video sequel tells the story of three detectives as they struggle to solve a horrifying murder, but instead find themselves thrust into the depths of Pinhead’s hellacious landscape. Extras included deleted scenes and a gag reel.

The action thriller Braven, with Jason Momoa, arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital on April 10. Already available On Demand, the film follows a father and son on a hunting trip that goes wrong, forcing them to defend their home and family. Discs carry a suggested retail price of $21.99 (Blu-ray Disc) and $19.98 (DVD).

Also coming April 10 is the Western Gone Are the Days, featuring Tom Berenger, Lance Henriksen, Meg Steedle and Danny Trejo. The film, about an aging gunman out to perform one last good deed, will be released in a Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand. The combo pack carries a suggested retail price $21.99 and the DVD is $19.98.

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