Let Him Go - press release

BRING HOME THE GRIPPING SUSPENSE AND GO  

BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE ACCLAIMED THRILLER STARRING  

ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE DIANE LANE AND 

 ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER KEVIN COSTNER  

 

LET HIM GO 

 

AVAILABLE TO OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH EXCLUSIVE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT WITH CAST AND CREW DIVING DEEPER INTO THE EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT STORY  

 

“CERTIFIED FRESH” ON ROTTEN TOMATOES 

 

BE THE FIRST TO OWN IT ON DIGITAL JANUARY 19, 2021  

BLU-RAYTM AND DVD FEBRUARY 2, 2021 

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

 

“WILDLY ENTERTAINING” – PETE HAMMOND, DEADLINE  

 

 

Universal City, California, January 12, 2021 – Witness how far one family will go to rescue one of their own in the riveting and emotionally charged action-drama LET HIM GO, available to own for the first time on Digital on January 19, 2021 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 2, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the novel of the same name by New York Times acclaimed author Larry Watson, the intense thriller reunites Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane (TrumboUnfaithful) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Yellowstone,” Hidden Figuresas a husband and wife who set out to save their young grandson from the clutches of a ruthless family. Hailed as “original and suspenseful” (Owen Gleiberman, Variety), the visually stunning, Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh® film is set in the 1960’s American West and explores the bonds of family, the power of love and the necessity of sacrifice. Featuring never-before-seen bonus content with the film’s cast and crew, LET HIM GO on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital includeexclusive extras taking audiences behind the scenes with the cast and crew diving deeper into the western-tinged drama. 

 

After their life is set off course following the tragic loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch on a mission through the North Dakota desert to rescue their young grandson from a dangerous family living off the grid. Navigating tragedy and tumult, the couple soon discover that the Weboy family, a deep-rooted local clan led by ruthless matriarch Blanche (Academy Award® nominee Lesley Manville; Phantom ThreadOrdinary Love has no intention of letting the child go, forcing George and Margaret to ask how far they will go to fight for their familyProclaimed by critics as “beautifully acted by Costner and Lane” (Glenn Kenny, The New York Times)LET HIM GO is filled with powerful performances and explores the strengths of family ties, thbittersweet and brutal cost of vengeance and the true stakes of heroism set against an iconic American backdrop.  

 

Writer and director Thomas Bezucha (The Family StoneBig Eden) delivers “compelling” (Pete Hammond, Deadlineand intensely visceral adaptation that authentically brings a bygone era to life in the heart-pounding revenge rescue tale. With an exceptional cast lead by Lane, Costner and Manville, LET HIM GO is rounded out by Jeffrey Donovan (“Fargo,” Sicario), Kayli Carter (Bad Education, “Mrs. America”), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight SagaThe Grizzlies) and Will Brittain (Kong: Skull IslandEverybody Wants Some). Accompanied by a hopeful and haunting score by Academy Award® winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Jurassic World series) that pulls the audience deeper into the story, LET HIM GOphenomenal performances and majestic landscapes are punctuated by palpable tension and shocking moments of terror, raising the ominous mood of the “searing thriller” (Glenn Kenny, The New York Times) that will have everyone on the edge of their seats throughout the film.  

 

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BONUS FEATURES AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL: 

  • The Blackledges: Kevin Costner & Diane Lane – Stars Diane Lane and Kevin Costner share personal insights into their characters and why finally having the chance to work together was an opportunity neither party could pass up. 
  • The Making of LET HIM GO – Take a deeper look at the emotional journey the Blackledges embark on, the period specific production design, and Director/Writer Thomas Bezucha's inspiration in adapting the novel for screen. 
  • Lighting the Way: Thomas Bezucha – Director/Writer Thomas Bezucha shares his process in developing the story while the cast and crew discuss what makes him the perfect person to bring this film to life. 

 

LET HIM GO will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.  

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FILMMAKERS:  

Cast: Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Lesley Manville 

Casting By: Avy Kaufman, CSA 

Music By: Michael Giacchino 

Costume Designer: Carol Case 

Edited By: Jeffrey Ford, ACE  Meg Reticker 

Production Designer: Trevor Smith 

Director of Photography: Guy GodfreeCSC 

Executive Producers: Jeffrey Lampert, Josh McLaughlin, Kimi Armstrong Stein, Kevin Costner 

Produced By: Paula Mazur, Mitchell Kaplan, Thomas Bezucha 

Based on the Novel By: Larry Watson 

Written for the Screen and Directed By: Thomas Bezucha 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY: 

Street Date: February 2, 2021 

Selection Number: 62211532 (US) / 62214399 (CDN) 

Layers: BD-50 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen 

Rating: R for Violence 

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, French European DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 7.1, Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround Sound 5.1  

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

Run Time: 1:53:28 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 

Street Date: February 2, 2021 

Selection Number: 62211531 (US) / 62212616 (CDN) 

Layers: DVD 9 

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 

Rating: R for Violence 

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

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

Run Time: 1:53:28 

 

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