Before Ryan Reynolds returns as the Merc With the Mouth in next year's Deadpool, fans can check out the actor delving into the riverboat gambling underworld in the critically-acclaimed indie Mississippi Grind, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. If you haven't had a chance to pick up this drama quite yet, we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette, where Ryan Reynolds discusses how he wanted to work with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson, It's Kind of a Funny Story). We also hear from the filmmakers and co-star Ben Mendelsohn, who offer plenty of praise for Ryan Reynolds and how he works on the set.
Two friends go for broke in the high-risk world of gambling when Mississippi Grind arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind is a thrilling road trip down the Mississippi river as two men lay it all out for the chance to win the prize of a lifetime. Written and directed by the Indie Spirit Award nominees team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Best Feature, Half Nelson, 2007), the film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by A24 Films.
Down-on-his-luck gambler Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) and his hot‐streak buddy Curtis (Ryan Reynolds) hit the road for New Orleans, on the hunt for the big payday. On riverboats and racetracks they chase women and thrills-before risking it all in the wager of their lives. Mississippi Grind includes a behind-the-scenes featurette and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.98 and $19.99, respectively.
The supporting cast includes Sienna Miller, Alfre Woodard, Analeigh Tipton, Yvonne Landry, Anthony Howard, Jayson Warner Smith, Kerry Cahill, Jane McNeill, Jason Shaffette, P.J. Marshall and Stephanie Honore. Mississippi Grind only earned $130,000 during its theatrical run this fall, but it was only released in 46 theaters. The film was widely beloved by critics, though, earning an 89% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Take a look at some of the behind-the-scenes action on the gambling drama Mississippi Grind, before picking up your own copy on Blu-ray and DVD. The film was honored yesterday by the National Board of Review as one of the Top 10 Independent Films of 2015, alongside critical favorites such as Ex Machina, It Follows and Cop Car. Will you roll the dice with Mississippi Grind and pick up this new release on Blu-ray or DVD?