OVERVIEW: Academy Award® Winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995) gives the performance of a lifetime in the pulse-pounding action-filled drama, Joe, coming to Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD June 17 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Joe is currently available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. Joined by rising star Tye Sheridan (Mud, Tree Of Life), the heart-wrenching and “brilliant not to be missed” (Twitchfilm.com) film from director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Prince Avalanche) was an official selection of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Adapted from Larry Brown’s Joe: A Novel, the critically acclaimed film has been heralded as “one of Nicolas Cage’s best performances” (Collider.com).
SYNOPSIS: Cage delivers an intensely powerful performance as Joe, an ex-con with a hair-trigger temper who is trying to stay out of trouble, making an honest yet meager life for himself, and the unlikeliest of role models. But when he meets a troubled 15-year old homeless boy (Sheridan) in need of help from a violent and destitute father, Joe is faced with the heart-breaking choice of redemption or ruin.
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
“The Making of Joe” featurette
“The Long Gravel Drive: The Origins of Joe” featurette
Audio commentary with director David Gordon Green, composer David Wingo and actor Brian D. Mays