Making waves right now is the retelling of the classic Bonnie & Clyde story airing simultaneously on the History Channel, Lifetime and A&E. While you can say what you want about remakes and the like, I think the modern era of television is a good avenue in exploring a reimagination to set yourself apart from the original. Television allows a more natural way of fleshing out a story with more details without feeling forced or rushed. This particular one aired over two nights and includes performers I enjoy such as Holly Hunter, William Hurt and Emile Hirsch. I was going to DVR the event, but now that I’ll be reviewing this, I’ll just patiently wait to review it and share my thoughts and recommendation with you. Below you’ll find the detailed information from Sony along with that ever so awesome pre-order link you should use to order it (it’s the holidays you know, the time for being generous and giving!). January 28th is the drop date on this one, so plan accordingly.
Starring Breakout Actors Emile Hirsch & Holliday Grainger with
BONNIE & CLYDE
The Timeless Tale is Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD Jan 28
With a Fresh Modern Twist Including All-New, Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (Dec. 9, 2013) – He held the gun…but she called the shots in the groundbreaking two-night, mini-series BONNIE & CLYDE, arriving on Blu-ray™* and DVD Jan. 28 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Fresh on the heels of its simulcast premiere on History®, Lifetime® and A&E®, the passion-filled mini-series, executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, follows one of the nation’s most notorious couples, Clyde Barrow (Emile Hirsch) and Bonnie Parker (Holliday Grainger), who lusted after fortune, killed for fame, and embarked on an adrenaline-filled crime spree across America.
Fans, historians and skeptics who are restless to uncover more about this legendary couple can dive into a host of bonus materials available on the two-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets. Exclusive to the BONNIE & CLYDE Blu-ray set is a never-before-seen featurette “A Legendary Story Revisited,” giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at how the tale was refreshed to take on a modern twist. Also included in both the Blu-ray and DVD sets are three all-new featurettes that give a candidly revealing look at the filming process and how Hirsch and Grainger interpreted their characters.
*Includes Digital HD UltraViolet™
In addition to breakout performances from Hirsch (Into the Wild, Savages) and Grainger (Jane Eyre, The Borgias), BONNIE & CLYDE also stars Sarah Hyland (TV’s “Modern Family”, Struck by Lightning), Elizabeth Reaser (insert film/TV credit) and Academy Award® winning powerhouses Holly Hunter (The Piano; O Brother, Where Art Thou?) and William Hurt (TV’s “Damages”, The Incredible Hulk). The mini-series was written by John Rice and Joe Batteer, and it was directed by Bruce Beresford.
Though Bonnie Parker (Holliday Grainger, Jane Eyre) & Clyde Barrow’s (Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild) crime spree is legendary, their story has never been told quite like this. Fueled by their passion for each other and Bonnie’s obsession with fame, the couple committed increasingly dangerous robberies, leaving a trail of blood – and headlines – behind them. Aided by Clyde’s sixth sense, they stayed one step ahead of the law until their final, fateful showdown. Also starring Academy Award(R) winners Holly Hunter (Best Actress, 1993, The Piano,) and William Hurt (Best Actor, 1985, Kiss of the Spider Woman), BONNIE AND CLYDE is powerful, gripping entertainment.
Special Features Exclusive to the Blu-ray™:
· “A Legendary Story Revisited” featurette – Writers John Rice & Joe Batteer explore how their creative decisions & artistic direction gave life to the fresh retelling of Bonnie & Clyde.
Special Features Included on both the Blu-ray™ & DVD:
· Three All-New Featurettes
o Iconography: The Story of Bonnie & Clyde – Go behind-the-scenes with the director & explore the costumes, props & sets used create the captivatingly realistic Depression-era scenes.
o Becoming Bonnie – Explore Holliday Grainger’s interpretations of Bonnie Parker.
o Becoming Clyde – Explore Emile Hirsch’s interpretation of Clyde Barrow.
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