Wednesday 22nd December 2010
The critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning Winter's Bone is released on Blu-ray and DVD by Artificial Eye on 31st January 2011. This tense, chilling thriller tells the tale of a girl desperate to uncover the secrets of her father's past in a bid to loosen his grip on her family.
Winter's Bone is the second feature from award-winning director Debra Granik, following her acclaimed debut Down to the Bone. Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, Winter's Bone was adapted for the screen by Granik and Anne Rosellini. Based on the best-selling novel by Daniel Woodrell, this tense, naturalistic thriller boasts an outstanding lead performance from rising star Jennifer Lawrence (The Poker House, Garden Party) soon to be seen in X-Men: First Class.
Recently named as one of The New York Times' "50 People to Watch in 2010", Lawrence's previous credits include The Burning Plan, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger, and The Beaver, directed by and starring Jodie Foster, alongside Mel Gibson. The excellent supporting cast comprises John Hawkes (American Gangster, Miami Vice), Kevin Breznahan (There Will Be Blood), Dale Dickey (Changeling, The Pledge), Garret Dillahunt (The Road, No Country For Old Men), Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks), Lauren Sweetser and Tate Taylor (Six Feet Under, Planet of the Apes).
17 year-old Ree Dolly (Lawrence) embarks on a mission to find her father in the stark and hostile landscape of the Ozark Woods, Missouri. Having used the family home as leverage to secure bail and then disappearing without a trace, Ree's father has left his family with nothing but the prospect of eviction. As carer for a sick mother and two young siblings, Ree realises that her only option is to track down her father - or his body - in order to save the house from repossession and secure her family's future.
Weaving her way through the tight-knit, close-lipped community, Ree must challenge her outlaw kin's code of silence in order to learn the truth. Wading through the lies and warding off the threats offered even by her relatives and friends, this headstrong and intrepid young woman gradually pieces together the chilling story behind her father's disappearance.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray will be packed with special features including:
- The Making of Winter's Bone featurette
- Deleted scenes
- Alternative opening
- Theatrical trailer
- Music Video 'Hardscrabble Elegy' composed and performed by Dickon Hinchliffe
- None or TBC
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.