Bill Paxton has become an actor we all love to see. Lately he has been trying out his directorial legs for his thriller Frailty. The film which searched for years for a home has finally found one in Lions Gate Entertainment who will be releasing the DVD this fall.
Set in present day Texas, “Frailty opens with the entrance of a stranger who walks into an FBI office looking for the detective investigating a serial killer known as the “God’s Hand Killer.” Fenton Meeks, the young man who approaches the lead investigator claiming he knows the identity of the killer. The FBI agent is mildly intrigued but unimpressed until Fenton reveals that the killer is his younger brother Adam. Fenton continues by recounting — in a series of flashbacks — how he and his brother grew up in a very loving family, raised by their widowed father in Thurman, Texas. But then one night, something happened: Dad woke his kids in the middle of the night to inform them that he has had a vision … that the Meeks family must act as God’s hands to purge the world of the demons among them. As their father’s visions become more frequent and disturbing, the paths of the brothers begin to diverge as the younger, more impression-able Adam aligns himself with their father and Fenton’s questioning of God’s will, as interpreted by his father, throws the family off on a wrenching course that will test their faith, challenge a son’s courage and end a child’s innocence.
The DVD will come in widescreen and will carry audio in Dolby Digital 5.1. No less than three audio commentaries will be included on the film, the first with director Bill Paxton, the second with producer David Kirshner, composer Brian Tiler, and editor Arnold Glassman and the final commentary with writer Brent Hanley. Also included are a making of featurette, an episode of the Sundance Channel program Anatomy of a Scene, a photo gallery, deleted scenes and a theatrical trailer.
The disc will arrive on September 17th, with a suggested retail price of $24.99.