The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral, comes to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand in Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut February 7 from Lionsgate. The engrossing story of the downfall of an American family will be available on Digital HD January 27. American Pastoral’s all-star cast includes Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Best Supporting Actress, A Beautiful Mind, 2001), Dakota Fanning (The Twilight Saga), Emmy winner Uzo Aduba (TV’s “Orange Is the New Black”) and David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck) with screenplay by John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer). The American Pastoral home entertainment release special features include audio commentary by Ewan McGregor, a discussion with the cast about their characters and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. American Pastoral will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Ewan McGregor directs and stars alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in this acclaimed film adapted from Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Seymour “Swede” Levov (Ewan McGregor), a once-legendary high school athlete, is a successful businessman married to a former beauty queen, Dawn (Jennifer Connelly). When Swede and Dawn’s daughter (Dakota Fanning) disappears after being accused of a violent crime, Swede’s perfect life is broken forever and he is left to make sense out of the chaos.
BLU-RAY/ DVD/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Audio Commentary by Ewan McGregor
- “American Pastoral: Adapting an American Classic” Featurette
- “Making the American Dream” Featurette