'Blackthorn' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Nov 9, 2011 at 08:00 AM PST by

Butch Cassidy will ride again on Blu-ray this December!

In an early announcement to retailers, Magnolia says 'Blackthorn' is coming to Blu-ray on December 20.

Sam Shepard ('Brothers,' 'The Assassin of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford') delivers “a beautifully understated performance” (The Hollywood Reporter) in the “elegiac, beautifully shot Western” (New York Post) 'Blackthorn.' It’s been said (but unsubstantiated) that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In 'Blackthorn,' Cassidy (Shepard) survived, and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the U.S. and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. However, when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega, 'The Devil’s Backbone,' 'Open Your Eyes') derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn’t experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.

Co-starring Academy Award winner Stephen Rea ('Ondine,' 'The Crying Game') and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (“The Game Of Thrones,” 'Kingdom Of Heaven'), 'Blackthorn' was directed by three-time Goya winner Mateo Gil and was shot on location in the breathtaking Bolivian landscape, believed to be Cassidy’s final resting place.

Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Blackthorn' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 20.

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Blackthorn (Blu-ray)
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