In the Name of the Father to be Released on Blu-ray Disc May 7th, 2013

Posted in Amazon Pre-orders, Blu-ray on March 14th, 2013 by Dave

In the Name of the Father

May 7th, 2013 will mark the arrival of the new Universal Studios Home Entertainment Blu-ray catalog release for In the Name of the Father.

This excellent drama is based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, who were falsely convicted of the IRA’s Guildford pub bombings.

The movie was adapted from the autobiography Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four by Gerry Conlon.

In the Name of the Father was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and won the Golden Bear at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival.

The cast includes this year’s Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis, along with Emma Thompson and Pete Postlethwaite.

In the Name of the Father was directed by Jim Sheridan, who was also behind films like Brothers and Dream House.

The critical response to the film was very positive, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95% and an IMDb score of 8.1/10.

In the Name of the Father earned $25.1M at the US box office.

The retail price is a budget friendly $19.98, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $13.99, saving 30%!

Alternatively you can add it to your Blu-rayStats Wishlist.

Synopsis:

In the Name of the Father tells the true saga of Gerry Conlon. A petty thief in strife-torn ’70s Belfast, Gerry’s main interests are getting drunk and partying, much to the dismay of his quite, frail father Giuseppe. When Gerry angers the IRA, his father sends him to England, where his antics land him in the wrong place at the wrong time. Innocent, but forced to confess to a savage terrorist bombing, he is sentenced to life imprisonment as one of the “Guildford Four.” An innocent Guiseppe is also arrested and jailed, and while behind bars, Gerry slowly learns that his father’s seeming weakness masks an unmatched inner strength and wisdom. Working with a fiercely dedicated lawyer, Gerry determines to prove his innocence, clear his father’s name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.

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