Wednesday, July 7, 2010

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (July 7, 2010) – Director Nash Edgerton’s stylish, twist-filled film noir The Square debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. David Roberts (Ghost Rider), Claire van der Boom (Red Hill), Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom), and Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom) star in the sinister tale centering on an adulterous couple whose scheming leads to arson, blackmail and murder. The bonus features include deleted scenes, a making-of, pre-visualization featurette and visual effects deconstructions that take viewers behind-the-scenes of this modern noir, and the music video for “Sand” by Jessica Chapnik.

In addition, the bonus materials include director Edgerton’s award-winning short film Spider, dubbed “a sharp, sick tour de force” by The New York Time’s A.O. Scott, who noted that the film “stands on its own and serves as a jolting introduction to this director’s skill, sensibility and sense of humor.” A must-own for fans of cult films, The Square will be available on Blu-ray for $24.96 SRP and on DVD for $30.95 SRP.

Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond Yale (David Roberts) becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. Ray’s moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband’s latest crime. This is their chance: Take the money and run...if only it were that simple. The seed is planted and Ray, fearing he will lose his love, engineers the plan. Hiring the professional arsonist Billy becomes a fatal error, and the plan goes horribly wrong. Alarm bells sound and suspicions are raised but, miraculously, the dust looks to settle. After all...nobody knows. Then the first blackmail note arrives.

Directed by Nash Edgerton, The Square was written by Joel Edgerton and Matthew Dabner. Matthew Dabner, Joel Edgerton, and Nash Edgerton served as executive producers, with Louise Smith as producer.
DVD and Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:

§ Music Video: “Sand” by Jessica Chapnik
§ Deleted Scenes
§ Featurette: “Inside The Square”
§ Featurette: “Pre-Visualisation”
§ Visual Effects Scene Deconstructions
§ Short Film: Spider

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