Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Tommy Lee Jones’s The Homesman On Demand February 3, 2015, and on Blu-ray and DVD on February 19. Full details for the release are listed below.
Summary: Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Fugitive, 1993) co-wrote, directed and stars in the critically acclaimed film The Homesman, arriving exclusively on Digital HD and On Demand February 3rd and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) February 17th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The gritty Western features an all-star cast including two-time Academy Award® winner* Hilary Swank, John Lithgow (Interstellar, Showtime’s “Dexter”), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, War of the Worlds), James Spader (TV’s “The Blacklist,” Lincoln), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender’s Game) and three-time Academy Award® winner** Meryl Streep. Already receiving early Oscar® buzz, the movie was adapted from the Western Writers of America and Western Heritage Wrangler award-winning novel from Glendon Swarthout.
Set in 1854 on the harsh Nebraska frontier, low-life drifter George Briggs (Jones) is rescued by a pious, independent-minded woman named Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank). To pay back his debt, George reluctantly agrees to help Mary transport three women driven mad by the harsh frontier life across the treacherous land – where a kindly minister’s wife (Streep) has offered them hospice. The unlikely pair soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be as the group traverses the vast Nebraska Territories, marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant danger.
The Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include two insightful behind-the-scenes featurettes along with a look at the life of women in the 19th century. The Homesman will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
- “Story to Script” featurette
- “Shooting the Film” featurette
- “19th Century Life” featurette