Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Blu-ray)

Starring: Ethan Hawke & Philip Seymour Hoffman Director: Sidney Lumet  Rated: R: Restricted
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Velocity / Thinkfilm
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary
    • Behind the Scenes: The Making of BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD - with interviews Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Sidney Lumet

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/01/2007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Lumet fuses dark wit, suspense and tragedy into a time-shifting movie that vibrates with energy. All the actors are first-rate..."
Box Office - 11/01/2007
"Lumet energizes the material by continually shifting the audience's perspective on the characters....Hoffman gives a sharply etched performance."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/02/2007
"[Lumet] works with vigor and cunning and wide-awake elegance of a virtuoso half his age....Lumet's talent is, in every sense, timeless." -- Grade: A
Los Angeles Times - 11/02/2007
"A tense anti-caper...that's part thriller and part Greek tragedy....In it, Lumet breaks down the moral cause-and-effect process..."
Rolling Stone - 12/27/2007
Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "10 Best Movies Of 2007" -- "Lumet takes a first-rate script by Kelly Masterson and keeps it popping."
Uncut - 02/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hat is impressive is its youth, energy, and its willingness to play games with storytelling..."
Empire - 02/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "[Lumet is] doing some of his best work, as this bleak, almost Shakespearean tragedy conclusively proves."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2008
"Hoffman masterfully essays the elder brother's manipulative string-pulling..."

Product Description:

Master filmmaker Sidney Lumet (The Verdict, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico) scores big with this absorbing suspense thriller. OscarĀ®-winner* Philip Seymour Hoffman is Andy, an overextended payroll executive who lures his younger brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke), into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank's real mom and pop, and when the seemingly perfect crime goes awry, the damage sends them hurtling toward a shattering climax.

Source: Image Entertainment Inc.

Description by Image Entertainment:

Master filmmaker Sidney Lumet (The Verdict, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico) scores big with this absorbing suspense thriller. OscarĀ®-winner* Philip Seymour Hoffman is Andy, an overextended payroll executive who lures his younger brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke), into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank's real mom and pop, and when the seemingly perfect crime goes awry, the damage sends them hurtling toward a shattering climax.

Plot Keywords:

Affairs | Brothers | Family Interaction | Infidelity | Theatrical Release | Thriller

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  • UPC: 014381491258
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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