Murder never tasted so good
Jonny T here with release news on DVD and Blu-ray of the awesome looking KILLER JOE, From legendary director William Friedkin it hit's the shelves on Novemver 5th, It's been getting some great reviews especially the suprisingly great performance from Matthew McConaughey, So keep your eyes out for the review coming very soon, i have stuck all the details of the release below,
Matthew McConaughey delivers a career-best performance in this violent and darkly comic neo-noir thriller that marks a blistering return to form for “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection” director William Friedkin.
Oscar-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist; The French Connection; Bug), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts (Bug) and stars Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike; The Lincoln Lawyer), Emile Hirsh (Savages; Milk; Into The Wild), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises; Kaboom), Thomas Haden Church (We Bought A Zoo; Sideways) and Gina Gershon (Showgirls).
When small-time drug dealer Chris Smith finds himself seriously in debt to his supplier, he hatches a plan to have his estranged mother killed in order to claim the $50,000 life insurance due to be paid to his younger sister, Dottie. To do the job, he hires Killer Joe Cooper, a creepy, corrupt and crazy Dallas cop who Chris is informed moonlights as a professional hit man. Unable to pay Joe’s fee upfront, Chris agrees to provide a “retainer” in the form of Dottie, with whom Joe has immediately become besotted. However, following the murder of his mother, Chris’ plan begins to unravel in a series of unexpected twists involving the interference of his father’s new wife, Sharla, and the development of an unlikely bond between Joe and Dottie.
As pure, unadulterated entertainment Friedkin’s second collaboration with writer Tracy Letts (following 2006’s “Bug”) has it all – steamy sexuality, shocking violence, a compelling storyline, lashings of black humour and, most of all, a killer cast of actors all at the top of their game. McConaughey effectively shakes off his rom-com shackles once and for all, while Juno Temple delivers a scene-stealing performance in a movie likely to leave viewers both exhilarated and shaken at the same time.
“Paper-cut sharp and horribly funny.” – The Guardian.
“Friedkin’s film is full-frontal in every sense, an unabashed pulp romp stuffed with ugly acts and primal screams… a stylish and nihilistic blackly comic thriller, by turns gripping, hilarious and at times challenging to watch.” – EdinburghGuide.com.
“A likeably unpleasant slice of adults-only Texas noir, which aims at the funnybone as much as the jugular.” – The Hollywood Reporter.
“A bloody banquet of premier league pulp.” – Sky Movies.
“Fierce and ferociously funny… McConaughey oozes good-old-boy charm and coiled menace.” – Rolling Stone.
“There are scenes in this gutsy, sexy, violent film that out-Tarantino Tarantino.” – London Evening Standard.
“Killer Joe, is funnier than most comedies, but its gobsmackingly vicious violence leaves most torture-porn movies looking like Postman Pat. The actors are tremendous, and there's a dizzying script by Tracy Letts.” – The Independent.
“At 76, William Friedkin is as scrappy and engaged as ever, with his new film Killer Joe, arguably his wildest yet.” – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times.
“Killer Joe is as great and totally fucking nuts as you have been hearing, and at the centre of it all is a sterling turn by Matthew McConaughey.” – IndieWire.com.
“Great! A shotgun blast of genre filmmaking!” – Time Out, Chicago.
“One of my favourite films of South by Southwest! Just plain old ugly, funny and sophisticated trash.” – FilmSchoolRejects.com.
“Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career. It’s savage, cruel, funny, hilarious and uncomfortably vivid.” – Dallas Morning News.