I actually was able to see this film at a film festival quite recently and was very fond of what I saw. Slow West is a quirky western certainly worth the time of those who enjoy Michael Fassbender or a bit of weirdness in a genre like this. The film is all about two unlikely allies traveling through 19th century American wilderness in an effort to find a girl. Lots of craziness ensues. The film has earned plenty of acclaim and arrives on Blu-ray on July 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Continue on to learn more about this upcoming Blu-ray release.
Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Michael Fassbender (Best Supporting Actor,12 Years a Slave, 2013) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In, The Road), star in the gripping Western drama, Slow West, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) July 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Released theatrically by A24, Slow West also stars Ben Mendelsohn (Netflix’s “Bloodline”), Caren Pistorius (The Most Fun You Can Have Dying) and Rory McCann (HBO’s “Game of Thrones). The”slow-burning and simmering” (The Playlist) story of a boy headed west earned the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring a “making of” featurette and deleted scenes, the Slow West Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
In search of his fugitive girlfriend and her father, 16-year-old Jay (Smit-McPhee) heads west across the 19th-century American wilderness. Along the way, Jay meets Silas (Fassbender), a mysterious traveler who protects him from the savage and lawless elements. But is Silas really watching out for Jay…or is he tied to the band of desperados tracking them? Every step west brings Jay closer to the truth-leading to an epic, bullet-laced showdown in this quintessential Western.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
- “On Strange Land: Making Slow West” featurette
- Deleted Scenes
*Subject to Change
Kodi Smit-McPhee – upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Let Me In, The Road
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave, X-Men franchise, Shame
Ben Mendelsohn – Netflix’s “Bloodline,” The Dark Knight Rises, Mississippi Grind, Killing Them Softly
Caren Pistorius – The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, TV’s “Offspring”
Rory McCann – HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Hot Fuzz, Clash of the Titans
Year of Production: 2013
Title Copyright: Slow West © 2015 Slow West Film Limited, Slow West NZ Limited, Channel Four Television Corporation, The British Film Institute, New Zealand Film Commission. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2015 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating:R for violence and brief language
Feature Run Time: 84 minutes
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles:English and Spanish
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.66:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.66:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 DTS- HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital