REVIEW: COLD IN JULY
OVERVIEW: A man simply trying to protect his home and family commits a spur-of-the-moment act that will have unforeseen - and unimaginable - consequences in the simmering thriller COLD IN JULY. The film, boasting a powerhouse cast, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and MPI Media Group on September 30,
And IFC Films theatrical release and an Official Selection at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, COLD IN JULY will appeal to fans of gritty crime thrillers in the tradition of HBO's True Detective, Gone Baby Gone, Killer Joe and Prisoners. Newsday's John Anderson called it "unpredictable, progressively violent, with a knockout performance by Hall." "A tangled tale of crime and punishment that mines the Lone Star lore of guns and killing," said Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times. "Movies incorporate plot twists all the time, but rarely with the mind-blowing relish of COLD IN JULY," raved Tom Keogh of the Seattle Times.
SYNOPSIS: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Dexter star Michael C. Hall in an affectingly vulnerable performance) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he's hailed as a small-town hero, Richard soon finds himself fearing for his family's safety when Freddy's ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard, August: Osage County, The Right Stuff), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. But not all is as it seems in this seemingly peaceful community, and soon Richard's life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence that will pit him against the most unlikely of foes.
Co-starring Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Miami Vice) and Vinessa Shaw (Eyes Wide Shut, 3:10 to Yuma) and adapted from the Joe R. Lansdale novel by director Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) and cast member Nick Damici (Stake Land), COLD IN JULY is a pulpy Southern noir whose twists and turns continue to pile up right up to its shocking conclusion.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English Spanish
Cast and Crew
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