Heist Thriller ‘Bitcon’ Due on Digital and DVD Oct. 18 From Mill Creek

The crime thriller Bitcon will be released on digital and DVD Oct. 18 from Mill Creek Entertainment, a division of Alliance Entertainment.

The cryptocurrency heist story stars Jeremy Davies (Twister, TV’s “Lost,” Saving Private Ryan), Tom Cavanagh (TV’s “Scrubs,” “Ed,” “The Flash”), Noah Anderson (Realm of Shadows, Broken Cross), Ella Ma (Bridge and Tunnel), and Frank Whaley (Field of Dreams, Pulp Fiction), and is directed by Matt Osterman (400 Days, Hover). 

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In the film, Lew Harbour (Emmy Award winner Davies) has a good problem for a bad person. He just received the biggest score of his life and needs to hide the money ASAP. Enter reformed criminal and current Bitcoin miner Ty Adams (Anderson). Ty initially refuses his offer to launder the money, but Lew’s guarded girlfriend Jess (Ma) engineers the situation to get him on board. When the hard drive containing the keys to the $800,000 in Bitcoin goes missing, Lew and his deadly partner (Bohne) suspect Ty of double-crossing them. As the value of Bitcoin skyrockets, the pressure is on, forcing Ty to turn to a network of thieves and dirty cops (Whaley) in order to get out alive. 

Special features include three deleted scenes.

Disc and Digital Release Dates Set for Blumhouse Thriller ‘The Black Phone’

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has set home release dates for the psychological thriller The Black Phone.

The film, which earned more than $84 million in North American movie theaters, will be released through digital retailers on Aug. 12, and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Aug. 16.

In The Black Phone, from Blumhouse and director Scott Derrickson, a 13-year-old boy is abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, where he starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.

The Black Phone, which stars Ethan Hawke, is based on the short story of the same name by Joe Hill. Other cast members include Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw.

The home releases come with exclusive bonus content, including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast and crew, Derrickson’s short film Shadowprowler, and a feature commentary by Derrickson, whose credits also include producer and co-writer.
With the purchase of The Black Phone on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points toward digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more. For registration and details visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.