“Chappaquiddick” starring Jason Clarke is coming to Blu-ray in July

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The 2017 John Curran directed film “Chappaquiddick” starring Jason Clarke is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 3rd via Lionsgate. For those who don’t know, the film is based on the true events (scandal) that occurred in 1969 with late the Ted Kennedy (who would later become a U.S. Senator). Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The title on Blu-ray Disc is currently available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon. The release comes in the form of a “combo pack” with Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and a Digital Copy of the film included. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below:

  • “A Reckoning: Revisiting Chappaquiddick” Featurette
  • “Bridge to the Past: Editing the Film” Featurette

Further below you’ll find the official announcement about this release.

PRESS RELEASE:

“Exactly what you want it to be: tense, scrupulous, absorbingly precise.

It sears you with its relevance.”

Variety

THE TRUTH. THE WHOLE TRUTH.

AND NOTHING LIKE THE TRUTH.

The American Scandal Comes to Digital July 3 and

Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on July 10 from Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA (May 22, 2018) – The tragic and haunting events that defined the life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy unfold in the riveting thriller, Chappaquiddick, arriving on Digital July 3 and on Blu-rayCombo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 10 from Lionsgate. “As controversial as it is compelling” (Pete Hammond, Deadline), the film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival to immense critical praise. The film’s all-star cast includes Jason Clarke (Winchester, Zero Dark Thirty, Everest), Kate Mara (Fantastic Four, 127 Hours), Ed Helms (TV’s “The Office,” The Hangover), and Academy Award® nominee Bruce Dern (Best Actor, Nebraska, 2013).

This suspenseful historical thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week.

Take home Chappaquiddick and explore the process of recreating history on film through candid interviews with the filmmakers and cast in two featurettes exclusive to the home entertainment release. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, Chappaquiddick will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “A Reckoning: Revisiting Chappaquiddick” Featurette
  • “Bridge to the Past: Editing the Film” Featurette

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2017

Title Copyright: © 2017 Apex Films SC, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, disturbing images, some strong language, and historical smoking

Genre: Thriller/Mystery, Drama

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 106 minutes

BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation

BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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