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Acclaimed thriller Cold in July on DVD, Blu-ray and on-demand in October

10 September 2014

Set in Texas in the late 1980s, Cold in July features a distinguished cast including Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, and Michael C. Hall in his breakout film role.

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.

Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled badasses portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, Mulberry St, Stake Land), this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action film, one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds.

Twists and turns accelerate as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Cold in July is as muggy, oppressive, and hard to shake as an east Texas summer.

Cold in July will be released on UK DVD, Blu-ray and on-demand on 20th October 2014 by Icon Film Distribution at the RRP of £12.99 for the DVD and £17.99 for the Blu-ray.

Special features on the disc versions will include:

  • 8 Deleted scenes

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Jim Mickle, Star Michael C.Hall and Writer/Actor Nick Damici