You can bring home Richard Gere and Edward Norton in his Oscar-nominated film debut on DVD and Blu-ray this March. Primal Fear comes back to DVD in an all new special edition and debuts on Blu-ray on March 10. We have no pricing details or cover art for these new discs, but we'll surely keep you updated as soon as we have more information. The film stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Edward Norton in his first film performance.
A high-profile slaying becomes the case of an ambitious attorney's career in this legal thriller based on the novel by William Diehl. Richard Gere stars as Martin Vail, a famed defense lawyer who volunteers his services to Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton), a Kentucky teenager charged with the murder of a Chicago archbishop. Covered with blood, Aaron was captured after a foot chase broadcast live on TV, making a gleeful Vail certain that he could raise his profile by defending the obviously guilty suspect. Assigned to prosecute is Assistant District Attorney Janet Venable (Laura Linney), who is Vail's ex-girlfriend. Vail's case becomes more complicated than he expected when a psychologist, Dr. Molly Arrington (Frances McDormand) concludes that Stampler suffers from multiple personality disorder. Vail also uncovers evidence that the archbishop was involved in a corrupt land scheme and may have molested young parishioners. Now the cynical, opportunistic attorney is faced with a daunting prospect, a client who may actually deserve his best defense. Its shocking, twist ending made Primal Fear (1996) a big box office hit and earned Norton, in his screen debut, an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
- Commentary by director Greg Hoblit, writer Ann Biderman, executive producers Gary Luchessi and Hawk Koch, casting director Deborah Aquila
- Other: - Primal Fear: The Final Verdict
- Other: - A Star Witness: Edward Norton
- Other: - The Psychology of Guilt
- Trailers: - Original Theatrical Trailer (previously used on 1998 release)