After a very successful run at the limited box-office, Universal Pictures’ “The Beguiled” will release on Digital HD next month and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in October. The film was based on the best-selling novel ($13 at Amazon) and has been a hit with both fans and critics.
The film was directed by Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), and the atmospheric thriller will release on Digital HD on September 26, 2017, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 10, 2017 through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
“The Beguiled” won the Best Director award (Sofia Coppola) at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, the Focus Features film showcases exceptional performances by the outstanding ensemble cast of Golden Globe Award winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) Golden Globe Award nominee Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Oona Laurence (Bad Moms), Angourie Rice (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Addison Riecke (The Thundermans), and Emma Howard (Transparent).
The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.
Following a limited-release in select cities, “The Beguiled” opened nationwide back in June. After the film’s $3.1M nationwide opening, the thriller went on to make over $10.5M domestically and over $15.8M worldwide. Overall it was a solid showing for the film, which opened while summer hits like “Despicable Me 3,” “Wonder Woman,” “Baby Driver,” “Cars 3” and “Transformers: The Last Knight” were all still roaring in theaters. It will be interesting to see if the film success at the Cannes Film Festival continues into the Academy Awards. It should be noted that Sofia Coppola was only the second woman in Cannes’ 70-year history to win the award for Best Director, which is probably one of the worst statistic that Cannes has ever produced.