The controversial film Blow explored the rise of the drug trade in 1970’s America. New Line Home Entertainment is preparing an extensive special edition of the disc set for release this fall.
Based on a true story, “Blow” gives us a fast-paced look at the quick rise and fall of George Jung (Johnny Depp) who became a premier importer of Colombian cocaine, in the turbulent 1970’s, forever changing the face of drugs in America. Vowing at a young age that he would not face the same poverty of his parents, George gets involved in the local marijuana trade and quickly finds himself in prison. Time with his cellmade introduces him to the cocaine trade, and within a few years he finds himself controlling the majority of the cocaine trade in America. But that kind of lifestyle can only last so long until it crumbles around him.
The disc has not yet been labled as a “Platinum Edition” or “Infinifilm” title, but is quite packed. In addition to an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, the DVD will include an audio commentary, documentary, outtakes, a music video, cast and crew filmographies, and a theatrical trailer. Additional DVD-ROM content includes an exclusive web site and a printable copy of the original screenplay.
“Blow” will be available on DVD September 11th.