You can bring home Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster's powerful war movie home on DVD and Blu-ray this May. The Messenger will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18. We don't have any cover art images as of yet, but the standard DVD will be priced at $29.98 SRP while the BD will cost $34.98 SRP and will also include a standard-definition copy of the film as well. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster and Samantha Morton.
In his most powerful performance to date, Ben Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Samantha Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will's emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival.
Featuring tour-de-force performances from Foster, Harrelson and Morton, and a brilliant directorial debut by Moverman, The Messenger brings us into the inner lives of these outwardly steely heroes to reveal their fragility with compassion and dignity.
- Cast and crew commentary
- - Behind-the-scenes footage
- - Documentary about the notification process
- - Q&A with the cast and crew
- - Copy of the shooting script