Crime Thriller ‘Finestkind’ Available for Digital Purchase March 26, on DVD April 9

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the crime thriller Finestkind for digital purchase March 26.

It will be available on DVD April 9.

The film previously debuted on Paramount+ Dec. 15 following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Written and directed by Academy Award-winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River), Finestkind stars Ben Foster (Hell or High Water), Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men), Jenna Ortega (Scream), and Toby Wallace (Babyteeth). 

Set in New Bedford, Mass., America’s biggest commercial fishing port, the film tells the story of two brothers (Foster, Wallace) from opposite sides of the tracks, who are reunited as adults over one fateful summer. When desperate circumstances force them to strike a deal with a dangerous Boston crime syndicate, a young woman (Ortega) finds herself caught in the middle. Along the way, sacrifices must be made, and bonds between brothers, friends, and a father (Jones) and his son are put to the test.

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Paramount+ to Stream Crime Drama ‘Finestkind’ Starting Dec. 15

Paramount+ will start streaming Oscar winner Brian Helgeland’s original film Finestkind on Dec. 15 in the United States and Canada. The crime drama, starring Independent Spirit Award winner Ben Foster, Toby Wallace, Emmy-nominee Jenna Ortega and Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones, will debut in all Paramount+ international markets on Dec. 16, and 101 Studios is handling international sales for all remaining markets. 

Finestkind tells the story of two brothers (Foster and Wallace), raised in different worlds, who are reunited as adults over a fateful summer. Set against the backdrop of commercial fishing, the story takes on primal stakes when desperate circumstances force the brothers to strike a deal with a violent Boston crime gang. Along the way, a young woman (Ortega) finds herself caught perilously in the middle. Sacrifices must be made, and bonds between brothers, friends, lovers, and a father (Jones) and his son are put to the ultimate test.

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Also starring Ismael Cruz Cordova, Aaron Stanford, Scotty Tovar, Tim Daly, Lolita Davidovich and Clayne Crawford, Finestkind is produced by Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff of Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan of Bosque Ranch, David C. Glasser of 101 Studios and in association with MTV Entertainment Studios. The film is executive produced by Jennifer Roth, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin and Bob Yari and co-produced by Joseph Micucci.

 

Courtroom Drama ‘The Burial’ to Start Streaming on Prime Video Oct. 13

Amazon Studios has announced that The Burial, the courtroom drama starring Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones, will begin streaming on Prime Video on Oct. 13, a week after it begins a limited theatrical run.

The film, which premiered Sept. 11 at the Toronto International Film Festival, was inspired by true events. When a handshake deal goes sour, funeral homeowner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Jones) enlists charismatic, smooth-talking attorney Willie E. Gary (Foxx) to save his family business. Tempers flare and laughter ensues as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice in this inspirational, triumphant story.

The Burial is based on a 1999 New Yorker article of the same name by Jonathan Harr. 

The film also stars Jurnee Smollett, Mamoudou Athie, and Bill Camp.

Harrison Ford Action Thriller ‘The Fugitive’ Headed to 4K Ultra HD Nov. 21

As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros., the 1993 action thriller The Fugitive will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and digital for the first time on Nov. 21 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its release, The Fugitive, from director Andrew Davis (A Perfect Murder, Holes), stars Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford as Dr. Richard Kimble and Tommy Lee Jones as Deputy U.S. Marshall Sam Gerard, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.  The film also stars Sela Ward, Joe Pantoliano, Andreas Katsulas and Jeroen Krabbé.  

The film is based on the television series “The Fugitive,” which was created by Roy Huggins and ran from 1963 to 1967.

The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Score.

The 4K restoration of The Fugitive was completed at Warner Bros. Discovery’s Motion Picture Imaging (MPI) and was sourced from the original camera negative.  The restoration was overseen by director Andrew Davis.

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The Fugitive Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:

  • Introduction by Andrew Davis and Harrison Ford
  • Commentary by Andrew Davis and Tommy Lee Jones
  • “The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase”
  • “On the Run with the Fugitive”
  • “Derailed: Anatomy of a Train Wreck”
  • Theatrical Trailer

‘Wander’ Traveling to DVD Jan. 19 From Paramount

The thriller Wander will come out on DVD Jan. 19 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The film is available now on digital and on demand.

Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones and Heather Graham star in the film, which follows Arthur Bretnik (Eckhart), a paranoid private investigator with a troubled past. After Bretnik is hired to investigate a suspicious death in the town of Wander, he becomes convinced the case is linked to the same ‘conspiracy cover up’ that caused the death of his daughter. The film also stars Katheryn Winnick.

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TV Miniseries ‘Lonesome Dove’ Riding to Blu-ray Steelbook July 9 From Mill Creek

The TV miniseries Lonesome Dove is coming in a special edition steelbook Blu-ray July 9 from Mill Creek Entertainment for its 30th anniversary.

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Larry McMurtry and set in the late nineteenth century, the sprawling epic of the Old West is the story of the last defiant frontier, a daring cattle drive and an undying love. Augustus McCrea (Robert Duvall) and Woodrow F. Call (Tommy Lee Jones), former Texas Rangers, are partners and friends who have shared hardship and danger. Gus is the romantic, a reluctant rancher who has a way with women and the sense to leave well enough alone. Call is a driven, demanding man, a natural authority figure with no patience for weakness. He is obsessed with the dream of creating a new homestead. The two men could hardly be more different, but both are tough fighters who have learned to count on each other, if nothing else. Call’s dream not only drags Gus along in its wake, but also draws in a group of fearless wranglers, trackers and scouts. Through sandstorms, stampedes, bandits, floods and snow, these characters live on to become legends of the great American West.

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Winner of seven Emmy Awards, and one of the highest rated miniseries in television history, Lonesome Dove also stars Diane Lane, Danny Glover, Angelica Huston, Robert Urich, Steve Buscemi, D.B. Sweeney, Ricky Schroder and Chris Cooper.

Special features include a making-of featurette; cast interviews; on location with director Simon Wincer; original sketches and concept drawings; and an interview with McMurtry.