Film

‘Nocturnal Animals’ goes digital this February

The award-winning thriller gets a wintery release

If you didn’t get a chance to see “Nocturnal Animals” in theaters this fall, the award winning film will be coming to Digital HD and Blu-ray in a few weeks. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about one another in an adaptation of the Austin Wright novel. The thriller is set to launch on Digital HD on February 7, 2017, and Blu-ray/DVD and On Demand on February 21, 2017. The film will be released through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Also featured in the film are Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) in his Golden Globe Award-winning role, as well as Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), Isla Fisher (Now You See Me), Karl Glusman (The Neon Demon), Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (The Savages), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex). The Blu-ray and DVD version of the film comes with a behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the film including an inside look with writer/director Tom Ford. The Digital HD and Blu-ray versions of the film are already available to pre-order on sites like Amazon.com.

The romantic-thriller is the latest project from acclaimed writer/director Tom Ford (A Single Man). In the film Susan (Amy Adams) is in an unfulfilling second marriage when she receives a package containing a manuscript from her ex-husband, Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). Moved by Edward’s writing, Susan cannot help but reminisce over the most private moments from her own love story with the author. Trying to look within herself and beyond the glossy surface of the life and career that she has made, Susan increasingly interprets the book as a tale of revenge, a tale that forces her to re-evaluate the choices that she has made, and re-awakens a love that she feared was lost – as the story builds to a reckoning that will define both the novel’s hero and her own.

“Nocturnal Animals” was nominated for 9 BAFTA Awards this year, including Best Director and Best Actor. The film was also the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival, and of the 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).