Boy Erased - press release

LUCAS HEDGES, NICOLE KIDMAN, RUSSELL CROWE AND JOEL EDGERTON DELIVER MOVING PERFORMANCES IN THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AND EMOTIONAL DRAMA 

 

BOY ERASED 

 

NOMINATED FOR TWO GOLDEN GLOBES®  

FOR BEST ACTOR AND BEST ORIGNAL SONG 

 

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL JANUARY 15, 2019 

AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD JANUARY 29, 2019 

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT 
 

“CROWE AND KIDMAN’S PERFORMANCES ARE TERRIFIC AND NUANCED”  

– PETER TRAVERS, ROLLING STONE 

 

“LUCAS HEDGES IS THE FILM’S BEATING HEART”  

– STEPHANIE ZACHAREK, TIME  

 

Universal City, California, December 13, 2018 – The truth cannot be converted in the powerful and thought-provoking film Boy Erased, arriving on Digital and the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on January 15, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on January 29, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the incredible true story of Garrard Conley and his compelling book Boy Erased: A Memoir, critics are calling the film one of the very best pictures of the year” (Scott MantzCollider) and admiring the exceptionally raw and passionate performances from Academy Award® nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea) and Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman (Lion) and Russell Crowe (Les Misérables). The critically acclaimed Boy Erased received two Golden Globe® nominations including Best Actor in a Motion Picture and Best Original Song for “Revelation” by actor/singer-songwriter Troye Sivan and musician Jónsi. 

 

Beautifully written and brilliantly executed, Boy Erased also stars Golden Globe®-nominated actor Joel Edgerton (Loving) who lent his talents as director, writer and producer as well as an exceptional supporting cast including Joe Alwyn (Operation Finale), Xavier Dolan (Bad Times at the El Royale)Troye Sivan (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) Cherry Jones (“Transparent”) and Flea (Baby Driver) 

 

This is the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.  

 

An uplifting story of acceptance, Boy Erased on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital comes packed with special bonus features that explore the film’s important messages and its relevance in today’s cultural conversation, taking audiences deeper into the inspiring coming-of-age tale.  

 

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL 

  • Deleted Extended Scenes 
  • Jared Revealed – A sit down with actor Lucas Hedges and Garrard Conley, upon which the story is based, to trace the maturation of Jared’s character and how the film’s depictions and the true events of Garrard’s life carefully align. 
  • Becoming the Eamons – As Jared’s parents, Nicole Kidman’s tender turn as his mother Nancy and Russell Crowe’s brutal depiction as Marshall, we are introduced to the characters who have impacted Jared’s life the most.  
  • Man Consumed: Joel Edgerton – Cast and crew examine how director, writer, and actor Joel Edgerton immersed himself in all aspects of the production to adapt a film equally as beautiful and poignant as the novel upon which it is based. 

 

Boy Erased will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.  

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound. 
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.  
  • Movies Anywhere is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.  

 

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FILMMAKERS:  

Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Joe Alwyn, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, Cherry Jones with Flea and Russell Crowe 

Casting By: Carmen Cuba, CSA  

Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen 

Music By: Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans 

Costume Designer: Trish Summerville 

Editor: Jay Rabinowitz, ACE 

Production Designer: Chad Keith   

Director of Photography: Eduard Grau 

Executive Producers: Rebecca Yeldham, Nash Edgerton, Kim Hodgert, Tony Lipp, Ann Ruark 

Produced By: Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, p.g.a., Steve Golinp.g.a., Joel Edgerton, p.g.a.  

Based on the Memoir “Boy Erased” By:  Garrard Conley 

Written for the Screen and Directed By: Joel Edgerton  

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY: 

Street Date: January 29, 2019 

Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment  

Selection Number: 62201534 

Layers: BD 50 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen 

Rating: Rated R for sexual content including an assault, some language and brief drug use.  

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish 

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio, 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, French Canadian DTS Digital Surround 5.1, Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1 

Run Time:  1 hour 55 minutes  

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 

Street Date: January 29, 2019 

Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment  

Selection Number: 62198238 

Layers: DVD 9  

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen  

Rating: Rated R for sexual content including an assault, some language and brief drug use. 

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish 

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, French Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 

Run Time: 1 hour 55 minutes  

 

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