Beyond Fright: WEST MEMPHIS THREE Film, DEVIL’S KNOT heading to BLURAY/DVD This June

devils-knot_dvd_hic_{e4b7861d-68a5-e311-8c44-020045490004}Image Entertainment sent us over the official release info for their June 10th Bluray/DVD release of DEVIL’S KNOT, bringing the true crime story of the Robin Hood Hills murders home. While the film itself could have benefited from more of a focus on the wrongly convicted trio, it is an effective courtroom drama that gives viewers unfamiliar with one of American’s biggest judicial failures a glimpse into the story. The story is so enraging and enthralling that the fact that the Bluray/DVD includes some impressive special features regarding the film and the true story that inspired it,  is just another reason to pick this one up.

Based on the true story of the West Memphis Three, the film is directed by Academy Award Nominated Director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) and stars Academy Award Winners Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) as well as Academy Award Nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Golden Globe Nominee Mireille Enos (AMC’s “The Killing”) and Stephen Moyer (HBO’s “True Blood”).

May 5, 1993.  West Memphis, Arkansas.  Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner.  In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship.  As the mother of one of the murdered boys (Witherspoon) tries to come to grips with this unspeakable tragedy, she is desperate to believe that the killers have been found and will be brought to justice.  It is only when an investigator (Firth) reveals that the evidence doesn’t all add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there. 

 

Bonus Features Include:

  • The Making of DEVIL’S KNOT
  • Getting into Character: The Cast of DEVIL’S KNOT
  • Deleted Scenes

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