Cold in July

DVD - 2014

After killing a home invader in self defense, an East Texas man finds his family's life in danger when the dead man's father, a ruthless ex-con, rolls into town seeking revenge.

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Subjects
Genres
Feature films
Crime films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Published
New York, NY : IFC Films c2014.
[New York, NY] : MPI Media Group c2014.
Edition
WIdescreen
Language
English
Spanish
Item Description
Based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Special features: Cast & crew commentaries; deleted scenes (with optional commentary); Early previsualization tests (with optional commentary); Isolated score by Jeff Grace; trailer.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (110 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Audience
MPAA Rated R; for disturbing bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Ryan Samul ; editor, John Paul Horstmann, Jim Mickle ; music, Jeff Grace.
ISBN
0788618342
9780109903242
0109903242
Other Authors
Jim Mickle (film director), Nick Damici (screenwriter), Joe R. Lansdale, 1951- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall in an affectingly vulnerable performance) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Richard soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard, August: Osage County) rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. But not all is as it seems in this seemingly peaceful community, and soon Richard’s life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence that will pit him against the most unlikely of foes. Co-starring Don Johnson (Django Unchained) and adapted from the Joe R. Lansdale novel by director Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are). Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival 2014."

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Richard shoots dead a burglar in his home, the burlgar's father seeks revenge.