All-Star Cast Headlines Gritty Crime Drama Blood Ties Arriving On Blu-ray June 24

Blood-Ties THUMBClive Owen and Billy Crudup star in the gritty crime drama, Blood Ties, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.





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“A rivetingly…authentic New York cops-and-crime drama”

– Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

1970s Brooklyn sets the stage for the action-packed thriller Blood Ties, headlined by Clive Owen (Children Of Men) and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), coming to Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Blood Ties is currently available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. The film also stars Marion Cotillard (Inception), Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek), Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone), Noah Emmerich (TV’s “The Americans”), Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), Domenick Lombardozzi (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), John Ventimiglia (HBO’s “The Sopranos”), Griffin Dunne (Showtime’s “House of Lies”), Jamie Hector (TV’s “Heroes”), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips)  and James Caan (The Godfather).   The Blood Ties Blu-ray Disc and DVD, including a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Blood Ties is directed by Guillaume Canet (Little White Lies) from a screenplay by Guillaume Canet & James Gray (We Own the Night), and based on the movie Les Liens du Sang by Jacques Maillot. The screenplay by Jacques Maillot (Froid comme l’été), Pierre Chosson (Froid comme l’été) and Eric Veniard (Nos vies heureuses) is based on the novelDeux Freres, Un Flic, Un Truand written by Michel and Bruno Papet.

Blood Ties begins when Chris (Owen) is released from prison. Reluctantly waiting for him on the outside is his younger brother Frank (Crudup), a cop with an aspiring future. After trying to stay on the straight path without any success, Chris inevitably descends back into a life of crime and puts Frank in a tough predicament. Does he cover for his brother and salvage the only family he has? Or does he do the right thing and risk destroying everything he loves?


  • Blood Ties: Behind The Scenes” featurette

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Year of Production: 2013

Title Copyright: © 2013 Les Productions du Trésor – Caneo Films – France 2 Cinéma Mars Films – Wild Bunch – Chi-Fou-Mi Productions – LGM Cinéma – Treasure

Company – Le Grisbi Productions. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2014 Lions

Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and brief drug use

Genre: Action/Crime/Thriller/Drama

Closed Captioned: English SDH

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Feature Run Time: 128 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and 5.1 Spanish Dolby Digital

DVD Audio: English and Spanish5.1 Dolby Digital



Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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