‘Child 44’ on Blu-ray & DVD July 21

Child 44Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman (Best Actor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011) and Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) star in the riveting and politically charged serial-killer thriller Child 44, arriving on Digital HD July 21 and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand August 4 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE®company. Based on the first novel of the international best-selling trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and produced by the acclaimed Ridley Scott, the nail-biting thriller is written for the screen by Richard Price and directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) with a stellar supporting cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (TV’s “The Killing”), Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum) along with Jason Clarke (upcoming Terminator Genisys) and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan). 

Tom Hardy Stars In Riveting Thriller

Child 44

Arriving on Digital HD July 21 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand August 4

After a friend’s son is found dead, Soviet secret-police officer Leo Demidov (Hardy) suspects his superiors are covering up the truth.  When Leo dares to raise questions, he is demoted and exiled to a provincial outpost with his wife (Rapace).  There, Leo soon discovers other mysterious deaths with similar circumstances and convinces his new boss (Oldman) that a deranged serial killer is on the loose-and must be stopped before he strikes again in this electrifying thriller.

The home entertainment release of Child 44 will include a “Reflections of History” featurette that looks behind-the-scenes at the film crew’s work recreating the 1950s Soviet Union. The Child 44 Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 and $24.99, respectively.


  • “Reflections of History” featurette

*Subject to Change



Year of Production: 2015

Title Copyright: Child 44 © 2014, Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2015 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for violence, some disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality

Genre: Thriller/Drama

Closed Captioned: NA

Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 137 minutes

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

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-rayAudio Status: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio                       

DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio


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