“The Commuter” out on Blu-ray in April

The Commuter will be out out on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 17 so be sure to get your own copy as soon as you can! Below is a review of the upcoming release:

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray director Jaume Collet-Serra’s action thriller The Commuter (2017), starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, and Jonathan Banks. The two releases will be available for purchase on April 17.

The Commuter will likely be Neeson’s last high-octane thriller as last year the actor announced that he is retiring from action films. You can see the official announcement here.

Studio synopsis: Michael’s (Neeson) daily commute home quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger (Farmiga), Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.

From Jaume Collet-Serra, the director of Non-Stop and The Shallows, and written for the screen by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, and Ryan Engle, The Commuter‘s home entertainment release includes two never-before-seen featurettes that focus on the cast’s experience shooting the film and the technical details of shooting on a train.

The 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions will also feature Dolby Atmos audio remixed specifically for the home-theater environment, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
End of the Line – Featurette
Off the Rails – Featurette
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH

Vera Farmiga Was My Only Call, Says Director Jaume Collet-Serra

The Commuter and Orphan director Jaume Collet-Serra had some kind things to say about Vera:

Vera Farmiga’s Upcoming Movie, The Commuter Marks Her Second Film With Director Jaume Collet-Serra After Orphan And Her First Opposite Liam Neeson.

Vera Farmiga’s upcoming movie, ‘The Commuter‘ marks her second film with director Jaume Collet-Serra after ‘Orphan‘ and her first opposite Liam Neeson. Farmiga recalls how she was approached to board the project: “Jaume sent me an email asking ‘Do you want to spend some time on a train with Liam Neeson?’ and I replied ‘I thought you’d never ask…but do I have to pay for the ticket?!'” she explains.

When asked about the director, she was all praise and couldn’t hope for a better experience. “We picked up where we left off,” she says. “I have a really affectionate working relationship with him. What makes him so unique as a director is that gets behind the camera and he’s visible all the time, he’s right there with you. So even if the film is huge with a huge production that comes with that, it feels as though we’re making a home movie with a camcorder. It makes the filmmaking such an intimate process.”

For his part, Collet-Serra knew that she would make an excellent match for Liam Neeson. “I love Vera,” he says. “We had an amazing experience on Orphan, and I’ve wanted to work with her ever since. And I wanted to work with Vera and Liam together so when this character came up she was my only call. I literally begged her to do it and she graciously accepted and did a wonderful job obviously. Seeing her and Liam together is the most fun that I’ve had in a long time.”

Vera Is a Frightening Politician in the ‘Kill All Others’ Episode

Review and a video clip on Vera’s appearance in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Be sure to watch it, we can tell for certain you won’t be disappointed – Vera was amazing as usual!

If you have enjoyed adaptations of the visionary work of sci-fi author Philip K. Dick that have been made over the years—such as the Blade Runner films (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) and the Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle (based on the novel of the same name, and which will debut its third season sometime this year)—you’ll be excited to know that Amazon has more Dick adaptations for you. Several of the author’s short stories have each inspired an episode in the new anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, available on the service starting Friday.

Dick’s works are adapted for this series by leading American and British writers and directors, including Ronald D. Moore of Battlestar Galactica and Outlander fame, who also serves as an executive producer for the series.

Another executive producer of Electric Dreams is Bryan Cranston, who is also part of the large and notable cast of actors bringing Dick’s tales to life. Along with Cranston, the series will feature Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monáe, Mireille Enos, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Vera Farmiga and many others.

You can watch Farmiga in the exclusive clip below, courtesy of Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television. It’s from the “Kill All Others” episode of Electric Dreams (based on Dick’s story “The Hanging Stranger”). Farmiga plays a politician who makes a shocking statement encouraging violence; in the wake of that, a man is found hanging from a lamp post, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby. When Philbert Noyce (Mel Rodriguez) dares to question the situation, he finds himself a target.

Check out the chilling scene here, with Farmiga’s politician questioning if Noyce is what she calls an “other” – (Video)

Liam Neeson on working with Vera in “The Commuter”

Some quotes from Liam when he was interviewed at the The Commuter Premiere in Dublin and he talks about working with Vera and it’s really sweet!

We had a little chat with Liam at the Irish premiere of The Commuter this evening in Dublin.

We asked Liam what is was like to work with Farmiga, who has become one of the most in-demand and finest character actresses in recent years. He told us he was in awe of his co-star. With breakout roles in The Departed and The Boy In the striped Pyjamas, she has gone on to win a host of awards.

“I’ve been in love with her since The Departed, and then I saw her in a film called Orphan – directed by Jaume Collet-Serra who directed this.”

“She’s a wonderful actress,” he said.

Having only gotten to work with Vera for a few days on set for The Commuter, Liam said: “I was a wee bit star struck, I was.”

So, pretty much how we felt talking to him so.

He also admitted to “binge watching Bates Motel” (could he get any cooler lads?) in which she plays Norma Louise Bates.

He said: “She’s fantastic in it, she’s really great and a lovely lady too.”

Liam also said:

“Vera plays a very mysterious character and she’s such a wonderful actress that you’re never quite sure if she’s all that she makes out to be. Is she a cop? Is she FBI? Is she a baddie or what? She plays it very, very close to her chest. She’s always been on my bucket list of actresses to work with.”

Vera also mentioned Liam and had only kind things to say:

“I didn’t know Liam before this film. Liam was just a myth, he was a legend! Boy, he is grace on two feet! He’s everything I anticipated – strong, steadfast, kind and open. He is so warm and he is a very curious, very tender but a big oak in stature,”Farmiga said in a statement.

“You just want to wrap your arms around him and climb him like a big tree and swing from him. He’s that guy. He’s wonderful,” she added.

“Electric Dreams” premieres tonight

If you are able to, be sure to watch Vera’s episode on Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams tonight, January 12th!

Article from Entertainment Weekly:

Watch out Black Mirror, because there’s another sci-fi anthology series on the block.

Making its U.S. debut Friday on Amazon’s streaming service, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is based on the oft-mined short stories of the late author and further explores his futuristic worlds and ideas.

The series does so with the help of an all-star crew in front of the camera and behind it. Steve Buscemi, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Greg Kinnear, Janelle Monáe, Vera Farmiga, and Maura Tierney are among the actors involved, while Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), and Dee Rees (Mudbound) each wrote and/or directed an episode.

Filling the role of both star and executive producer is Bryan Cranston, who previously appeared in the 2012 Total Recall remake, which, like Blade Runner and Minority Report, was inspired by Dick’s work.

“I will not do anything that doesn’t move me, because otherwise, it’s just a job — and I don’t need a job,” Cranston tells EW. “I had always been a fan of Philip K. Dick, and I love to tell stories, so when this opportunity came up, I jumped to be a part of it.”

The four-time Emmy-winner, who has made a concerted effort to create and produce projects in his post-Breaking Bad years (Sneaky Pete, Dangerous Book For Boys), leads the cast of Electric Dreams‘ third episode, “Human Is.” Director Francesca Gregorini’s installment focuses on Vera (Essie Davis), a woman suffering through a loveless marriage with her emotionally abusive husband (Cranston). But when he returns from battle, he suddenly appears to be a different man — in more ways than one.

“If you look at it just briefly, the glimpsed opinion is that it’s a dystopian sci-fi show,” explains Cranston. “But thematically, every episode has a relatable, useful human element to it, whether it’s tackling xenophobia, jealousy, greed, or privacy.”

Ahead of the series’ Friday release on Amazon, watch an exclusive clip from Cranston’s episode above.

“The Commuter” New York Premiere videos

Video footage from the event and some red carpet interviews with Vera!

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