'Two Men in Town' w/ Forest Whitaker Coming Out on Blu-Ray DVD in May
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'Two Men in Town' w/ Forest Whitaker Coming Out on Blu-Ray DVD in May

nullIt’s a shame

that Algerian/French filmmaker  Rachid

Bouchareb’s films don’t get a wider release in the U.S. His 2006 film Days of

Glory (Indigènes), about the North African soldiers who fought for the French

Army during World War II is a marvelous, exciting and at the end genuinely poignant

film that I wish more people had seen if it only gotten a proper release in the

U.S. It’s the film that I wish Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna would have been.

And his 2010

film Outside the Law, about the Algerian struggle for independence from France

after WWII, is just as good and as powerful as Days of Glory and like that film was also barely released in the U.S.

So it’s not surprising

that his most recent film Two Men in Town, his first film to be set and shot in

the U.S. was, once again, overlooked. It was released on March 6 in some theaters

and on VOD with little or none fanfare

Starring Forest

Whitaker, Harvey Keitel and Luiz Guzman the film, as Tambay reported back in January

(HERE), centers around “an ex-safe cracker, just out of prison, who finds

honest work and a new love, and who wants to go on the straight and narrow; but

attempts by his ex-gang to lure him back into his former life, as well as the determination

of a vengeful cop who stalks him, nearly push him over the edge”.

However in

case you missed it, as I did,  the good news is that Cohen Media Group, who picked up the U.S. distribution of the film,  announced yesterday that the film will be released

on blu-ray DVD on May 12th

So far no

details have been released regarding any special features on the DVD such as

commentaries, behind-the-scenes features or deleted scenes.

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