The Town (2010)
Wednesday 22nd December 2010
Enter the bank robbery capital of America when The Town arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 31st January 2010 courtesy of Warner Home Video. Ben Affleck helms this critically acclaimed dramatic thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope, and escaping a past that has no future. The Blu-ray includes an extended cut of the film which incorporates never-before-seen footage and many more special features.
Charlestown, Mass. A neighborhood in Boston that has produced more bank robbers than anywhere in the U.S., including Doug MacRay, who is the leader of one of the most ruthless groups on the streets. Doug realises that he has committed many wrongs in his life and starts to yearn for a way out of this lifestyle and out of Charlestown. But with the Feds hot on his tail and the gang questioning his loyalty, Doug realises that getting out will not be as easy as he hoped.
Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting, Gone Baby Gone) directs and stars in The Town, which also features performances from Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Oscar® nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Blake Lively (upcoming Green Lantern, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Titus Welliver (Gone Baby Gone), with Oscar® nominee Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father, Inception), and Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation).
The Town will be available on Blu-ray featuring a hi-definition version of both the theatrical film and the extended cut. On 31st January 2011, The Town will be available on an action-packed Blu-ray Triple Play (with extended cut) loaded with extra features, as well as DVD and Video On Demand.
There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. And a one-square-mile neighborhood in Boston, called Charlestown, has produced more bank and armored car robbers than anywhere in the U.S.
One of them is Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), but he is not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. Unlike them, Doug had a chance at success, a chance to escape following in his father's criminal footsteps. Instead he became the leader of a crew of ruthless bank robbers, who pride themselves on taking what they want and getting out clean. The only family Doug has is his partners in crime, especially Jem (Jeremy Renner), who, despite his dangerous, hair-trigger temper, is the closest thing Doug ever had to a brother.
However, everything changed on the gang's last job when Jem briefly took a hostage: bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). When they discover she lives in Charlestown, Jem gets nervous and wants to check out what she might have seen. Knowing what Jem is capable of, Doug takes charge. He seeks out Claire, who has no idea that their encounter is not by chance or that this charming stranger is one of the men who terrorized her only days before.
As his relationship with Claire deepens into a passionate romance, Doug wants out of this life and the town. But with the Feds, led by Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm), closing in and Jem questioning his loyalty, Doug realises that getting out will not be easy and, worse, may put Claire in the line of fire. Any choices he once had have boiled down to one: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.