Mar 8, 2012

Upcoming Spy DVDs: Haywire

DVD Active reports that Steven Soderbergh's 2011 action spy movie Haywire, starring Gina Carano with able support from Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas and Bill Paxton (among others), will hit DVD and Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment on May 1. Disappointingly, the only bonus features announced are two featurettes, "Gina Carano: From MMA to Haywire” and “The Men of Haywire." (Oh, and the Blu-ray also includes a digital copy. Yay.) I would have really, really liked to have heard a commentary track from the director. Or seen the Joel McHale-moderated panel he did with Carano, Fassbender and McGregor following the film's premiere at the AFI Film Festival last fall. Oh well. The movie alone is well worth buying, and if you missed this in theaters, I recommend checking it out at home. Not everyone loved it, but I really did. Read my full review here. Retail is $29.95 for the DVD and $39.99 for the BD, but of course both can be pre-ordered for considerably less on Amazon.


Le Samourai said...

Finally watched 'Haywire' on DVD. Very much enjoyed it. Being an MMA instructor, it was especially fun to play spot-the-tecnique.

Something I'm surprised no one mentioned: The fight on the beach near the end looked very clearly modeled on the opening fight scene from 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service.' Considering Soderbergh said he was going for a Bond sort of vibe, this can't be coincidence.

Tanner said...

Hm, good point about OHMSS! Glad to hear you enjoyed the movie.