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Old 10-16-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Killer Joe Blu-ray

IMDB 6.9 Rotten Tomatoes 77%

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Academy Award winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection, 1971) and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) take a trip into a Texas trailer park underworld in Killer Joe, arriving on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, On Demand and Pay-Per-View on Friday, December 21 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Killer Joe will also be available on EST December 14, one week prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand release. This twisted and darkly humorous story of Detective “Killer” Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) has electrified audiences with its audacious spirit for deep-fried noir.

Featuring a critically acclaimed performance from McConaughey, Killer Joe’s all-star cast also includes Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), Gina Gershon (The Insider) and Thomas Hayden Church (Sideways). An official selection of the Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival, Killer Joe was also aTime Out New York critic’s pick. The film was released theatrically through LD Entertainment.

The Blu-ray Disc will feature the Unrated Director’s Cut of the film, while the DVD will feature an R-rated version. Including a director’s commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette plus the director intro and cast Q&A from SXSW, the Killer Joe Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Killer Joe Cooper (McConaughey) is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hit man with the charm of a southern gentleman. Chris (Hirsch) hires Joe to kill his mother in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts. Unable to pay for the service upfront Joe takes Chris’ sister Dottie (Temple) as a retainer until he can be paid.



Special Features:

“Southern Fried Hospitality: From Stage to Screen” featurette

SXSW Q&A with Cast

SXSW Intro by William Friedkin

Red Band Theatrical Trailer

Audio Commentary with William Friedkin



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Old 10-17-2012, 04:10 AM   #2
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Missed it in theaters, will definitely pick this up as it looks great.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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Missed it in theaters, will definitely pick this up as it looks great.
Ditto
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:13 AM   #4
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Says the Blu-Ray will feature the Uncut while DVD is the Theatrical. I know it was released as "NC-17" so will the Blu be additional footage or is it alternate scenes/takes?

Hopefully it won't be another Halloween II situation

but I've never seen this and I really wanted to. Could pick it up day 1 if the price is good.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:14 AM   #5
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Cant wait to pick this up.

Its currently my favorite movie of the year.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:16 AM   #6
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Didn't get to see it (because I'm under 18(until next month)), but I LOVE Tracy Letts, and I can't wait to pick this up.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:24 AM   #7
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Says the Blu-Ray will feature the Uncut while DVD is the Theatrical. I know it was released as "NC-17" so will the Blu be additional footage or is it alternate scenes/takes?
It's weird. The description mentions the DVD having an 'R' rated version....I don't recall reading about such a version before, though..the theatrical certainly wasn't.

Maybe it's because more retailers would carry an 'R' rated version? I mean, they would.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:50 PM   #8
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That is odd. I'm assuming the Unrated Director's Cut is the Theatrical NC-17 version, and they'll edit it down for an R-rated DVD.

They may be calling the NC-17 version an "Unrated version" because a number of retail stores will not carry an NC-17 film, but strangely, have no problem selling Unrated movies despite them being basically the same thing.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #9
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Unrated just means it wasn't rated. It doesn't necessarily mean for content though. Granted, I get your point, but just saying
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They may be calling the NC-17 version an "Unrated version" because a number of retail stores will not carry an NC-17 film, but strangely, have no problem selling Unrated movies despite them being basically the same thing.
I think that's it-- it could be because of both retailers and rental.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:00 PM   #11
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I watched this for the first time last night, and I'm still not sure what to think about it. I expected more from William Friedkin. McConaughey's performance saved the film, in my opinion. I didn't really see the point of the NC-17 rating though.
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I didn't really see the point of the NC-17 rating though.
I didn't either.....but then, I never do.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #13
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I thought this film was finger lickin' good
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:46 AM   #14
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That is odd. I'm assuming the Unrated Director's Cut is the Theatrical NC-17 version, and they'll edit it down for an R-rated DVD.
Bingo. The "R-Rated" version never hit theaters, and Lionsgate is just choosing to ignore the fact that the MPAA ever had their say with the uncut version (as is their right, I guess).

Not sure if Friedkin was involved in the cutting or if he was just placated by the Blu-ray being the version he was so adamant about releasing in the first place...

I missed this theatrically too, so I'm pretty excited.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:34 AM   #15
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Same thing was done with Requiem for a Dream when it came out. Was unrated in theaters and when it came to dvd they had an R rated dvd that went to places like Blockbuster and such. Then there was the seperate Unrated version which was the theatrical version.
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Bingo. The "R-Rated" version never hit theaters, and Lionsgate is just choosing to ignore the fact that the MPAA ever had their say with the uncut version (as is their right, I guess).

Not sure if Friedkin was involved in the cutting or if he was just placated by the Blu-ray being the version he was so adamant about releasing in the first place...

I missed this theatrically too, so I'm pretty excited.
Wasn't it just the one scene that gave it that rating, as well? I suppose it was easy to just remove that scene for the DVD.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:51 AM   #17
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i really enjoyed the uncut version

super twisted film
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Pretty nice cover art! Can't wait to finally see this.
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