‘The Black Phone’ hits Blu-ray in August with deleted scenes

One of the best horror movies of this year, Scott Derricksonit is The black phone is heading to physical media following the film’s theatrical release, on DVD and Blu-ray on August 16.

Before that, The black phone hits digital August 12, 2022.

EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYMTDVD & DIGITAL:

  • DELETED SCENES
    • Is this America now?
    • no dreams
  • ETHAN HAWKE’S TOUR OF EVIL – Dive deeper into the character of The Grabber and how Ethan Hawke was able to transform into this unnerving villain.
  • ANSWERING THE CALL: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BLACK PHONE – Take a look behind the scenes at the most crucial elements of THE BLACK PHONE production, including adapting the story and fulfilling director Scott Derrickson’s vision.
  • DEVIL IN DESIGN – Discover how the intricacies of production design helped bring this film to life, from set design and costumes to hair and makeup.
  • SUPER 8 SET – Cast and crew explain the decision to shoot the dream sequences on Super 8 film and how it helped capture the aesthetic of the era.
  • SHADE ROUNDNESS – A short film by Scott Derrickson
  • FILM COMMENTARY BY PRODUCER/CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR SCOTT DERRICKSON

Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke (Sinister, childhood, training day), in the most disturbing role of his career, stars in a suspenseful new thriller based on the short story of Joe Hill (“Locke & Key,” horns) and Blumhouse and director Scott Derrickson who brought you Claim and Doctor Odd. From producer Jason Blum (The invisible Man, get out, Divide), written by Scott Derrickson and C.Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dr. Strange) under the direction of Derrickson, The black phone stars Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davis (Save Private Ryan, the house that Jack built, lost), James Ranson (It Chapter Two, Generation Kill), Mason Thames (For all mankind, Walker) and Madeleine McGraw (Secrets of Sulpher Springs, a Christmas wish). Finney (Thames), a shy but smart 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a sadistic killer (Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is useless. When a disconnected phone on the wall starts ringing, Finney discovers he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they’re determined to make sure what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney. The film is produced by Derrickson & Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse.

Meagan wrote in her review of The black phone for Bloody Disgusting, “Derrickson and Cargill revive the same traits and structure of Claim to turn Joe Hill’s short into a full-length nightmare full of ghostly children, violence and a trio of unforgettable performances.

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