Seven Psychopaths Don’t Take Any Shih Tzu on Blu-ray

Wow!  What can I say about this flick that hasn’t been said before?  It was as the Boss would put it a “Brilliant Disguise.”  More importantly, this is the screenwriting flick for all ambitious writers out there to learn, live and study from for all eternity.  I really can’t say enough good things about this one.  It’s definitely on my Top 10 list of the year and on January 29th, it will be in my Blu-ray player.  So what are you waiting for?  Pre-order or ask for this one for Christmas this holiday season (the pre-order that is) and check out the full press release below from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Culver City, CA (12/17/12) – Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell  (2009, Best Actor – Comedy, In Bruges)  leads an all-star cast in the comedy SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, available January 29th on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and CBS Films.  Directed by Academy Award®winning writer/director Martin McDonagh (2009, Best Writing – Original Screenplay, In Bruges), the film follows a Hollywood screenwriter and his oddball friends, who all end up embroiled in an outrageous kidnapping scheme gone wrong. The acclaimed cast includes Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken (1978, The Deer Hunter, Best Actor in a Supporting Role), Tom Waits (The Book of Eli), and Abbie Cornish (Limitless).

Winner of the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS also features Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Michael Pitt (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Gabourey Sidibe (TV’s “The Big C”) and Harry Dean Stanton (TV’s “Big Love”).  The film also received two FIND Spirit Awards nominations for Best Screenplay and (McDonagh) and Best Supporting Male (Rockwell).

The Blu-ray and DVD both come with six featurettes. “Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths” features the cast talking about both the story and director McDonagh’s vision for the film. “Colin Farrell Is Marty” features Farrell discussing his character from the film, while “Woody Harrelson Is Charlie” focuses on Harrelson’s character.  “Crazy Locations” highlights the various filming locations in LA and the Mojave Desert. “Seven Psychocats” is a re-made trailer featuring a cast of seven “psycho-cats,” in which the cast is replaced by cats. “Layers” is a video mash-up of the film set to a rap beat.

Synopsis: From Oscar®-winning writer and director Martin McDonagh comes a star-studded, blood-drenched, black comedy. Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay “Seven Psychopaths” and all he needs is a little focus and inspiration. Billy (Rockwell) is Marty’s best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. Hans (Walken) is Billy’s partner in crime, a religious man with a violent past. Charlie (Harrelson) is the psycho-pathetic gangster whose beloved dog Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie is unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn’t think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale.

The film was produced by Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent (In Bruges) and Peter Czernin (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). Its executive producer is Tessa Ross (127 Hours). It has

a run time of approximately 109 minutes and is rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Material:

  • 6 Featurettes:
    • “Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths”
    • “Crazy Locations”
    • “Woody Harrelson is Charlie”
    • “Colin Farrell is Marty”
    • “Layers”
    • “Seven Psychocats”


3 Responses to “Seven Psychopaths Don’t Take Any Shih Tzu on Blu-ray”

  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    How can we continue to mismarket this amazing movie – See Box Art.

  2. Gerard Iribe

    I’m no math whiz, but……..

  3. Gregg

    Looking forward to this! Love the article title, Brian!