Nightcrawler: Exclusive Blu-ray Preview

VIDEO: Meet the real-life crime scene photographers who helped inspire the Oscar-nominated thriller.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

 

The hardboiled thriller that CraveOnline called one of the best films of 2014 is finally hitting Blu-ray, just in time to celebrate writer/director Dan Gilroy’s Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, a member of the lost generation whose obsession with finding a career – at any cost – lands him in the morally murky world of freelance crime scene photography. But Lou may actually be too good at his job…

 

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Nightcrawler is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet, and CraveOnline is proud to premiere this exclusive clip from the special features, in which director Dan Gilroy and star Jake Gyllenhaal introduce the real-life crime scene photographers who helped inspire and inform the creative vision of the film.

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From the Press Release:

Nightcrawler Blu-rayFrom the screenwriter of The Bourne Legacy and the producer of Michael Clayton, Nightcrawler  is a gut-wrenching, first-person account of life on the streets of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch, Zodiac) stars as Lou Bloom, a freelance cameraman addicted to the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Nightcrawler is available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ on February 10, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  The film will also be available on Digital HD January 27, 2015.

Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou (Gyllenhaal) muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling – where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo (Thor, Yours Mine & Ours) as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story in Nightcrawler. 

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo head up a talented cast that includes Bill Paxton (Million Dollar Arm, Edge of Tomorrow), Michael Papajohn (Get on Up, The Bourne Legacy) and Marco Rodriguez (Due Date, Million Dollar Baby). 

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™. 

Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home; featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.

DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.

DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

Bonus Features on Blu-Ray™ and DVD

If It Bleeds, It Leads: A behind-the-scenes “Making Of” Nightcrawler

Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Dan Gilroy, Producer Tony Gilroy, and Editor John Gilroy