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LOVE & MERCY Comes To Blu-ray September 15th!

Love-And-MercyThe critically acclaimed musical biopic about the fascinating life of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy will be available on Digital HD August 25th and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand September 15th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Golden Globe® nominee John Cusack (Best Actor, High Fidelity,2001)stars in”one of the best performances of his career” (The Hollywood Reporter) alongside Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper) as troubled musical genius Brian Wilson at two pivotal stages of his life – the 1960s, at the peak of The Beach Boys’ fame and the 1980s, as Brian reclaims his life after a mental breakdown. They are joined by Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games franchise) as Wilson’s present-day wife Melinda, and two-time Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti (Best Actor, Barney’s Version,2011; Best Actor, John Adams,2009).

Love & Mercy is an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson (portrayed by both John Cusack and Paul Dano), singer and songwriter for The Beach Boys. The film intimately examines the unique journey and ultimate salvation of this musical icon, whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost.

The “emotionally exhilarating” (Hitflix) film is listed on a number of critics “must see” lists, and has been nominated for several awards in 2015, including at the SXSW Film Festival, the Dallas International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Academy Award®-nominated producer Bill Pohlad (Best Picture, The Tree of Life,2011), Love & Mercy bonus material includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes (looking at the production and costume design and also how the personal history of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson inspired the film), deleted scenes and audio commentary with director/producer Bill Pohlad and executive producer/co-writer Oren Moverman. 

 

DIGITAL HD/BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • “A California Story: Creating the Look of Love & Mercy” Featurette
  • “A-Side/B-Side: Portraying the Life of Brian Wilson” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with director/producer Bill Pohlad and executive producer/co-writer Oren Moverman

*Subject to Change

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2015

Title Copyright: Love & Mercy © 2015 Malibu Road, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2015 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: PG-13 for Thematic Elements, Drug Content and Language

Genre: Biography, Drama, Indie, Music

Blu-ray Closed Captioned: NA

DVD Closed Captioned: English

Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH,English and Spanish

DVD Subtitles: English and Spanish

Feature Run Time: 122 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

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

DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

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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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