I had not even heard of this movie until I was in college.  Evidently, it’s one of the favorites of my roommate and so we rented it one night.  How a movie this great could have eluded me is completely beyond my comprehension.  It’s entered the common vernacular, as I’ve seen it referenced in both Futurama and Family Guy.  Now you can bring home this fantastic movie in high definition today!

Starting this August 4th, now available on Blu-ray Disc from The Shooting Gallery and Miramax Films comes the wholly original and magnificent story written, directed and starring Billy Bob Thornton.  Sling Blade – Blu-ray Disc is ready to leave your television screen and bring a great film experience into your living room for you to enjoy whenever you wish.  Bring home this fantastic film in high definition today!

Karl is a quiet and slow man, but 25 years ago he committed a terribly brutal crime.  Now Karl has returned to his hometown, along and without a single friend.  Then a single mother and her young boy begin to befriend him.  But things start spiraling out of control when the mother gets a new boyfriend and he ends up being abusive.  Now Karl needs to face his past to prevent it from happening again.  This movie stars Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday and Robert Duvall and was written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

This Blu-ray Disc is loaded down with special features.  There is a look at Billy Bob Thornton in Hollywood, a Bravo profile of Billy Bob Thornton, a roundtable discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and producer David Bushell, a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall, a conversation with Robert Duvall, a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and composer Daniel Lanois, a look at the return of Karl, some great featurettes from on the set, an optional audio commentary from writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton and much more.

This movie is a masterpiece.  It wasn’t until I got this Blu-ray in the mail that I learned that this movie was also written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.  Now I am even more impressed with this film.  Billy Bob blows his role out of the water and the entire story is magnificent.  As one would expect, Robert Duvall is astonishing in his role, but it’s Dwight Yoakam who really amazes me with his performance here.  Interesting tidbit – Lucas Black plays the young boy in this movie.  He would go on to play the quarterback in the movie Friday Night Lights, one of my favorite movie roles of all time.  But now is your chance to bring home this compelling and unique story in high definition.

This Blade will leave an enduring impression.

This Blu-ray Disc is available at Amazon.com.

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