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“Amanda Seyfried is sensational! She brings Linda Lovelace to life.”
– Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Tremendous! One of the finest dramas I’ve seen this year!” – Kyle Smith, NEW YORK POST
“Gutsy and terrific performances by Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard.” – Andrew O’Hehir, SALON
Featuring an Impressive All-Star Cast, Including Amanda Seyfried,
Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick,
Chris Noth, James Franco and Adam Brody
The Truth Goes Deeper Than You Think
on Blu-ray™ and DVD November 5th
Bonus Materials Include a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – From Academy Award® winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Best Documentary, Features, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, 1989) comes the harrowing true story LOVELACE, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD on November 5th from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC. The true story of fame, abuse and betrayal set against the sexual revolution of the 1970s stars Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, In Time) as icon Linda Lovelace and Golden Globe® nominee Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern, Jar Head, Flightplan) as her abusive husband, along with an all-star cast including Emmy® Award winner Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons,” “Huff”), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, American Beauty), Adam Brody (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, “The O.C.”), Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale (Parker, “Boardwalk Empire”), Oscar® nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010), Debi Mazar (A Beautiful Life, “Entourage”), Golden Globe® nominee Chris Noth (Sex and the City, “Law and Order”), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Walk the Line), Oscar® nominee Eric Roberts (Best Supporting Actor, Runaway Train, 1985), Oscar® nominee Chloe Sevigny (Best Supporting Actress, Boys Don’t Cry, 1999), Oscar® nominee Sharon Stone (Best Actress, Casino, 1995) and Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises, Atonement, Dirty Girl). Bonus materials include an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
In 1972—before the internet, before the adult film explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted adult theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace, she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. After struggling to break free from Traynor whose endless abuse nearly killed her, Linda made it her life’s mission to fight violence against women.
LOVELACE was directed by the filmmaking team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl, The Celluloid Closet) from a screenplay by Andy Bellin (Trust). The film was produced by Heidi Jo Markel for Eclectic Pictures, Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg for Untitled Entertainment, and Jim Young for Animus Films, with executive producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, Merritt Johnson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson for Nu Image/Millennium Films. LOVELACE was made with the cooperation of the estate of Linda Lovelace.
LOVELACE has a running time of 93 minutes and is rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and some domestic violence.
“Academy Award®” and “Oscar®” are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Street date: November 5, 2013
Pre-book: October 9, 2013
Catalog #: BD60914
Run time: 93 Minutes
Format: Widescreen Presentation 1.85:1
Audio: 5.1 DTSHD-MA
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