Road to Perdition in March

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 2 DVD release of Sam Mendes Road to Perdition for March 17th 2003 with a £17.99 retail price. This DVD will contain the following features...

  • Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
  • English DD5.1/DTS Soundtracks
  • English for the hearing impaired, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Norwegian
  • Audio Commentary by the director Sam Mendes
  • 11 Deleted Scenes
  • HBO Special: The making of Road to Perdition
  • CD Soundtrack – International Version
  • Photo Gallery (50 stills)
  • Cast Biographies
  • Filmmakers Biographies
  • Production Notes
The coverart and synopsis from the press release follow...

ROAD TO PERDITION, one of the most powerful films of 2002, is released to buy and rent on DVD and video on March 17th 2003 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Dreamworks. The eagerly anticipated second film by American Beauty Director Sam Mendes leads with captivating performances from Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks and Paul Newman with an all star supporting cast including Jude Law, Jennifer Jason-Leigh and Stanley Tucci.

With a revealing ensemble of extras including a feature length commentary from Sam Mendes, 11 deleted scenes, a HBO making-of special, cast and filmmaker biographies plus a gallery of stills, ROAD TO PERDITION is beautifully crafted and compelling on DVD.

Based on the graphic novel by Max Allan Collins, ROAD TO PERDITION is exquisitely brought to life by Mendes and cinematographer Conrad Hall, whose sweeping camerawork tell a poignant and visually stunning tale of family loyalty, betrayal and redemption. Set in the gangster era of 1931 Chicago, the story follows the complex and changing relationships between fathers and sons.

Michael Sullivan (Hanks) is a devoted husband and father by day and professional killer by night. A loyal husband and father to two young boys, Sullivan is as committed to his family as he is to his work. But when these two opposite worlds collide, taking the lives of both his wife and younger boy, Sullivan and his surviving son (Tyler Hoechlin) leave their tranquil home life behind and embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery and retribution.

At the centre of this film is the bond between Michael and his son, as they go on the run from a hired assassin (Law) through bleak Depression-era America. Held together by tragedy and facing overwhelming odds this is a captivating story of an indestructible bond.

ROAD TO PERDITION will embrace you with an impactful screenplay, outstanding cast, powerful cinematography and an insightful array of extra footage - the journey of a lifetime on DVD and Video.

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