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‘The Homesman’ Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank Arrives on Blu-Ray/DVD/On-Demand Platforms

homesman_bluraySANTA MONICA, CA (December 15, 2014) – Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Fugitive, 1993) co-wrote, directed and stars in the critically acclaimed film The Homesman, arriving exclusively on Digital HD and On Demand February 3rd and on Blu-ray(plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) February 17th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The gritty Western features an all-star cast including two-time Academy Award® winner* Hilary Swank, John Lithgow (Interstellar, Showtime’s “Dexter”), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, War of the Worlds), James Spader (TV’s “The Blacklist,” Lincoln), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit,Ender’s Game) and three-time Academy Award® winner** Meryl Streep. Already receiving early Oscar® buzz, the movie was adapted from the Western Writers of America and Western Heritage Wrangler award-winning novel from Glendon Swarthout.

Set in 1854 on the harsh Nebraska frontier, low-life drifter George Briggs (Jones) is rescued by a pious, independent-minded woman named Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank). To pay back his debt, George reluctantly agrees to help Mary transport three women driven mad by the harsh frontier life across the treacherous land – where a kindly minister’s wife (Streep) has offered them hospice. The unlikely pair soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be as the group traverses the vast Nebraska Territories, marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant danger.

The Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include two insightful behind-the-scenes featurettes along with a look at the life of women in the 19th century. The Homesman will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

*Best Actress in a Leading Role, Boys Don’t Cry, 1999; Best Actress in a Leading Role, Million Dollar Baby,2004.

**Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979; Best Actress in a Leading Role, Sophie’s Choice, 1982, Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Iron Lady, 2011. Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • “Story to Script” featurette
  • “Shooting the Film” featurette
  • “19th Century Life” featurette

*Subject to change

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2014

Title Copyright: The Homesman © 2014 The Homesman Limited Partnership. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2015 Saban Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for violence, sexual content, some disturbing behavior and nudity

Genre: Drama, Western

Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH

DVD Closed Captioned: English

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Feature Run Time: 123 minutes

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

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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