Funny Games (2007) (UK BD) in July

Halcyon Pictures have taken over distribution duties (from Tartan) on Michael Haneke’s US version of this thriller…

Halcyon Pictures have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of Funny Games on 28th July 2008 priced at £24.99. In this thriller from director Michael Haneke, a vacationing family gets an unexpected visit from two deeply disturbed young men. Their idyllic holiday turns nightmarish as they are subjected to unimaginable terrors and struggle to stay alive.

Remade from his own acclaimed 1997 film, “Funny Games” is written and directed by Michael Haneke, and stars Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet and Devon Gearhart.

Halcyon Pictures were the production company behind the film and have picked up the home distribution duties from the now defunct Tartan Video. As far as we know this is the only title they will be handling from the Tartan library, though we’ve yet to find out who has picked up those rights.

Released on a dual-layer disc, region coding is unknown though likely region free (the DVD is Region 0). Features include:

  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Interview with Michael Haneke
  • Q&A with Funny Games producers Chris Coen and Hamish McAlpine (Exclusive to BD)
  • Trailers

Updated: Jul 23, 2008

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