Paul Schrader film “First Reformed” with Ethan Hawke comes to Blu-ray in August

The 2017 Paul Schrader written & directed film “First Reformed” starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried is coming to Blu-ray Disc on a August 21st via Lionsgate. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio and sound in DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio. A PRE-ORDER is available over at Amazon. The release will include a Digital Copy of the film. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Director Paul Schrader
  • “Discernment: Contemplating First Reformed” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement.




“A stunner, a spiritually probing work of art with the soul of a thriller.”

  • NPR

Street Date: 8/21/18

Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $24.99

DVD SRP: $19.98


From legendary writer-director Paul Schrader (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver), First Reformed arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD on August 21 from Lionsgate. Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2014) is “better than ever” (IndieWire, Eric Kohn) alongside Amanda Seyfried and, in a powerful dramatic turn, Cedric the Entertainer. The film, Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh™, is being hailed as “an epiphany” (The New York Times, A.O. Scott) and “one of the mind-bending treasures of recent cinema” (The New Yorker, Richard Brody). The First Reformed Blu-ray and DVD release includes a never-before-seen featurette and audio commentary with director Paul Schrader and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.


Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a struggling church. When a pregnant parishioner (Seyfried) asks the reverend to counsel her husband, Toller is plunged into his own tormented past-and equally despairing future-until he finds redemption.


  • Audio Commentary with Director Paul Schrader
  • “Discernment: Contemplating First Reformed” Featurette


Ethan Hawke Boyhood, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Amanda Seyfried Love the Coopers, Mama Mia!, Mean Girls, Les Misérables

and Cedric Kyles TV’s “The Last O.G.”, Why Him?



Year of Production: 2017

Title Copyright: First Reformed © 2017 Ferrocyanide, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for some disturbing violent images

Genre: Thriller

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 108 Minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 1.33:1 (Center Framed) Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 1.33:1 (Center Framed) Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio