Thursday, October 11, 2012

Now Available on Blu-Ray --- The Brother's McMullen, Part of the Filmakers Signature Series (Review)



"After their good-for-nothing father dies and their mother leaves to be with the man she really loves, brothers Jack, Barry and Patrick are left with only each other as they struggle with their own relationships. Married Jack is tempted to have an affair; Patrick isn't sure his fiancée is "the one"; and Barry can't deal with the fact that he is actually falling in love."

Special Features:

·         Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
·         Commentary by Director Edward Burns
·         Fox Movie Channel presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman
·         Theatrical Trailer
·         Casting Legen

Street Date:                       September 18, 2012
Screen Format:                 Widescreen: 1.85:1
Audio:                              English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio
                                        Spanish & French Mono
Subtitles:                          English SDH and Spanish
U.S. Rating:                       R
Total Run Time:                 98 Minutes


My Thoughts:

I remember seeing this movie in 1995 when it first came out and thinking how great it was.  And, for years following, if I stumbled  upon it while flipping through the channels, I would stop and watch it. This was Edward Burns' actor and director debut, and is a truly memorable one.  With a limited budget and technical capabilities, Burns does what he is known for now, and created a thought provoking stories.  His characters made the movie, and added a personal feel to it.  As the viewer, you could relate to the problems they were going through, and listening to them talk to one another, you felt like you were sitting there with friends, listening in on their conversations.  To this day, i haven't come across another movie with this feel. 

If you think your family has problems, then you have to watch The Brothers McMullen, to see that everyone's family goes through similar things. Make sure you check out the director commentary, which is a bonus feature on this Blu-Ray release.  I was truly amazed at how Edward Burns put this film together on a shoe string budget, while turning out a classic film.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this release from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.

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