Sofia Coppola’s sumptuous adaptation of The Beguiled coming to Digital, On Demand, Blu-ray and DVD
Filmmaker Sofia Coppola is a visualist and sensualist first and foremost, an artist who instinctively knows how to elicit emotional and physical responses from near static images and her movies often play like a succession of moving photographs and paintings.
In her most recent film, the critically-acclaimed The Beguiled (a loose remake of the Clint Eastwood/Don Siegel psychodrama, itself based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan), she outdoes herself, casting Colin Farrell as battle-wounded Irish born Yankee soldier John McBurney, who is discovered by little wandering Amy (Oona Laurence, Bad Moms) by her plantation-set girl’s school in the thick of the American Civil War-battered deep South. Striking up a conversation with the man, who is kind and articulate, the antithesis of what she has been led to believe “the enemy” represents, she helps McBurney back home, where the school mistress, Martha (an icy Nicole Kidman) and her prim and proper gaggle of students, reluctantly take him in and nurse him back to health. Isolated and repressed, the corseted cabal of women young and burgeoning begin responding the the charming, handsome soldier in different ways, the youngest of them enamored by him in a possibly paternal way and the older ones — specifically Martha, the flirtatious Alicia (Elle Fanning) and the anxious, miserable Edwina (Kirsten Dunst) — romantically and sexually. The women and their captive guest begin to form various connections and tensions rise as the previously air-tight, micro-society the women have carefully established begins to crumble, slowly, surely. And McBurney apparently revels in the hold he seems to have over the ladies and willingly manipulates them. But hell hath no fury and soon, McBurney finds himself in deeper than he bargained for.
Universal Home Entertainment has announced that The Beguiled will be coming to Digital on September 26, 2017, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 10, 2017. Featuring never-before-seen content, The Beguiled on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital comes packed with exclusive featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes of the alluring and intense drama and exploring Sofia Coppola’s unique vision. This is a movie that demands multiple viewings and a deeper look into its rich production design and layered performances.
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