‘Lawless’ Blu-ray Review

Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Movies
on December 28, 2012

Blu-ray Combo Pack ($29.98 / Anchor Bay)

Inspired by the biographical novel “The Wettest County in the World,” this rip-roaring yarn of Prohibition Era bootleggers isn’t for the squeamish. It’s a violent tale about violent people living violent lives in a violent time. But it’s also one heck of a ride, with crooked cops, outlaw hillbillies, gangsters with rat-a-tat-tat tommy guns, and a terrific ensemble cast (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman) bringing the gritty story to vibrant life. Extras include commentary with the movie’s director and the author of the book on which the film was based, plus two featurettes, one of which looks at the real-life location of the film, Franklin County, Va., then and now.