The drama Cut Throat City will come out on digital Oct. 6 and Blu-ray combo pack and DVD Oct. 20 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
In the film, after Hurricane Katrina, four boyhood friends return to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward and find decimated homes, no jobs and no help from FEMA. They reluctantly turn to a local gangster who offers them one shot at turning their situations around — by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.
Directed by RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists) and written by P.G. Cuschieri (“The Undercovers”), Cut Throat City stars Shameik Moore (Dope, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Tip “T.I.” Harris (Ant-Man franchise), Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All American) and Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”), along with Wesley Snipes (Blade, New Jack City), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Best Actor, Hustle & Flow, 2005), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) and four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor: Training Day, 2001, Boyhood, 2014; Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Before Sunset, 2004, Before Midnight, 2013). Denzel Whitaker (Black Panther), Keean Johnson (Midway) and Isaiah Washington (“The 100”) also play supporting roles.
Bonus content includes behind-the-scenes footage and deleted scenes.
The Western The Kid rides to Blu-ray (plus digital), DVD, digital and on demand June 4 from Lionsgate.
The new take on the infamous American Old West story of Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett stars Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Boyhood, The Magnificent Seven), Dane DeHaan (Lincoln, The Place Beyond the Pines, Lawless), Jake Schur, Leila George and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, “The Avengers” franchise, Jurassic World, The Magnificent Seven). Directed by Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s “Daredevil,” The Magnificent Seven, Jurassic World) The Kid reunites D’Onofrio and Hawke for the first time since their performance in The Magnificent Seven.
In the Western, a young boy, Rio (Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (George) from his villainous uncle (Pratt). Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat-and-mouse game of Billy the Kid’s final year of life plays out.
Juliet, Naked, a comedy starring Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke, will come out on digital Oct. 30 and Blu-ray (plus digital), DVD, and on demand Nov. 13 from Lionsgate.
Based on the novel by best-selling author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy) and from producer Judd Apatow (TV’s “Girls,” This is 40), the film follows Annie (Byrne), the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan (O’Dowd), who develops an unlikely transatlantic romance with the once-admired, now washed-up singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.
Special features include the making-of featurette “Making Juliet, Naked.”
First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke, arrives on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD Aug. 21 from Lionsgate.
Writer-director Paul Schrader (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver) helms the story of Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke), a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a struggling church who is conflicted when a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks the reverend to counsel her husband. The film also stars Cedric the Entertainer.
The Blu-ray ($24.99) and DVD ($19.98) releases include a featurette and audio commentary with director Schrader.