Your ‘Side Effects’ May Vary on Blu-ray This May

Here’s one I missed seeing this year in the theaters, but I heard enough good things about to possibly warrant a Blu-ray viewing at home?  What say you?  With an all-star cast featuring Jude Law, Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum…how can you possibly go wrong?  So May seems to be a big month for upcoming Blu-ray releases so it only seems natural to release this one in May too…how about May 21st?  I know what.  Why don’t I shut up and let you check out the full press release below and give you a link to pre-order your copy now.  Sound good?  I thought so!

Universal City, California – From Academy Award®-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Contagion) comes this suspenseful tale of intrigue starring Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street), Academy Award® nominees Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) and Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsAnna Karenina), and Academy Award® winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (ChicagoOcean’s Twelve). Side Effects will be available on Digital Download on May 7, 2013 as well as Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on May 21, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.


After her husband (Tatum) is released from prison for insider trading, Emily (Mara) begins suffering from terrifying anxiety and turns to psychiatrist Dr. Banks (Law) for help.  But when Banks prescribes an experimental drug for her, the side effects have chilling and deadly consequences. Full of unexpected twists, Side Effects is the sexy psychological thriller that critics are calling “wildly unpredictable!” (Marlow Stern, Newsweek).

The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows fans to watch Side Effects anytime, anywhere on the device of their choice.  It includes a Blu-ray disc, a DVD, a Digital Copy and UltraViolet™ for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.

  • Blu-ray disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing the movie in more places, both at home and while away.
  • Digital Copy provides fans with a choice of digital options to watch on devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android, computers and more.
  • UltraViolet is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their moves and TV shows in the cloud.  UltraViolet™ lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs.  Now available in both the United States and Canada.



  • ABLIXA COMMERCIAL – the fictional drug portrayed in the film


Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, Vinessa Shaw and Ann Dowd

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Written by: Scott Z. Burns

Casting by: Carmen Cuba, c.s.a.

Executive Producers: James D. Stern, Michael Polaire and Douglas E. Hansen

Producers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs and Scott Z. Burns

Co-Producers: A. Sasha Bardey and Elena de Leonardis

Director of Photography: Peter Andrews

Production Designer: Howard Cummings

Editor: Mary Ann Bernard

Costume Designer: Susan Lyall

Music by: Thomas Newman


Street Date: May 21, 2013

Copyright:  2013 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number:  61123859           

Running time:  1 Hour, 47 Minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen

Rating:  Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1


ONE HECK OF A PROMOTER!!! Also a Dreamer, Producer, Agent of Love, Film Lover, Writer of Screenplays and a Devoted Apostle to all things Ford Mustangs (the real ones with V8's!). Some of my favorite films include FIGHT CLUB, MOULIN ROUGE, THE DARK KNIGHT, STAR WARS alongside television shows such as SEINFELD, 24, SANFORD & SON and even the often loathed in the geek community BIG BANG THEORY. Outside of my three lives I live I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our three girls (of the furry kind).

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