“Ben Is Back” starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges comes to Blu-ray in March


The 2018 Peter Hedges film Ben Is Back starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 5th, via Lionsgate. The film has received much critical acclaim, in fact, it’s “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes. The supporting cast includes Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and Digital Copy of the film included. The Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Peter Hedges
  • Ben is Back Photo Gallery

Further below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement for this upcoming Blu-ray release.





 “Riveting and powerful… kept me on the edge of my seat.”—    Pete Hammond, Deadline


Julia Roberts’ Powerful Performance Comes to Digital 4K Ultra HD™ February 19 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on March 5 from Lionsgate®


SANTA MONICA, CA (January 23, 2019) — Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts (2000, Best Actress, Erin Brockovich) gives another captivating performance when the thrilling and powerful film Ben Back arrives on Digital 4K Ultra HD™ February 19 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD & Digital), DVD, and On Demand March 5 from Lionsgate. Starring alongside Roberts is a star-studded cast including Academy Award® nominee Lucas Hedges (2016, Best Supporting Actor, Manchester by the Sea) and Primetime Emmy® winner Courtney B. Vance (2016, Best Actor in Limited Series, TV’s “American Crime Story”) in this authentic look at what happens to a seemingly normal and loving family when a troubled son returns home on Christmas Eve, but then disappears. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Peter Hedges (2002, Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, About a Boy), the edge-of-your-seat drama is “the finest performance of Julia Roberts’ career” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times).


Julia Roberts delivers a riveting performance as a mother swept into a race against time after her troubled 19-year-old son (Lucas Hedges) returns home for Christmas—and suddenly disappears. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed—and a mother’s love is tested—in this unforgettably powerful film.


Bring home Ben is Back and learn how writer/director/father Peter Hedges approached each scene in the special features’  audio commentary and movie photo gallery. The Ben is Back Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.



  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Peter Hedges
  • Ben is Back Photo Gallery


Website https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/ben-is-back

Trailer: https://youtu.be/Y75QfFdx5gs

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Year of Production: 2018

Title Copyright: © 2018 BBP West BIB, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for language throughout and some drug use.

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 103 Minutes

BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 2.35:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 2.35:1 Presentation

BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio



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