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Get Dirty With ‘Mud’ On Blu-ray This August

mudI was very happy to have recently seen the critically-acclaimed film Mud (Review HERE), the latest film from director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), which stars Matthew McConaughey in another one of his great in from the past two years (seriously, he’s been on fire).  This is a coming-of-age story about two boys finding a mysterious man named Mud out on a deserted island in the Mississippi.  It is a well-acted, well-told story, easily fitting as a nice slice of Americana.  The film is headed to Blu-ray, among other formats, on August 6th and it is certainly worth checking out.  Read on to learn more about this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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Matthew McConaughey and Academy Award Award® winner Reese Witherspoon star in Mud arriving on Blu-Ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Pay-Per-View August 6 (with an early Video on Demand Window Beginning July 16) from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Sure to become “a newly minted American classic” (The Wall Street Journal), Mud arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), and Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View August 6 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Mud will also be available on EST July 16, three weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and Video on Demand release. Starring Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike, Killer Joe) in his “finest performance to date, Oscar-worthy at every level” (Hitfix) as the titular character, Mud features an all-star cast that includes Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life), Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down, The Right Stuff), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Joe Don Baker (Walking Tall, Fletch), Ray McKinnon (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy,” The Blind Side), Primetime Emmy® nominee Sarah Paulson (HBO’s Game Change, TV’s “American Horror Story: Asylum”), newcomer Jacob Lofland and Academy Award®winner Reese Witherspoon (Best Actress, Walk the Line, 2005).

Mud is a timeless adventure about two boys, Ellis (Sheridan) and his best friend Neckbone (Lofland), who find a mysterious man named Mud (McConaughey) hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life including how he once killed a man in Texas and now vengeful bounty hunters are after him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper (Witherspoon), who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. But it isn’t long until Mud’s tall-tales come to life and their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.

Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Shotgun Stories), and nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the Mud Blu-ray and DVD contain an audio commentary and multiple featurettes that examine numerous aspects of the making of the film. The Mud Blu-ray Disc and DVD, featuring Digital UltraViolet, will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director Jeff Nichols
  • “A Very Personal Tale: Writing and Directing Mud” featurette
  • “The Arkansas Ensemble: The Distinctive Characters and Cast of Mud” featurette
  • “Southern Authenticity: Shooting the Real Arkansas” featurette
  • “The Snake Pit: The Slithering Costars of Mud” featurette

Mud Arrives on Blu-ray August 6, 2013.  Pre-order Your Copy Here:

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