'Square Grouper' Blu-ray Axed

Posted Mon Apr 4, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Apparently you can't fit a Square Grouper on a round Blu-ray. The documentary on Miami's marijuana smuggling scene originally set for Blu-ray release in April has now been pulled from the release schedule.

As previously reported, Magnolia planned to release the documentary 'Square Grouper' on Blu-ray on April 19, but now the title has been canceled without any reason provided.

From Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman, the filmmakers behind the globally popular 'Cocaine Cowboys' series and “The U,” part of ESPN’s recent “30 for 30” series, 'Square Grouper' is a vivid portrait of South Florida’s pot smuggling culture of the 1970s. Named after the bales of marijuana that were often caught in the warm Florida coastal waters by unsuspecting fishermen, 'Square Grouper' focuses on three incredible stories from the era: the infamous Black Tuna Gang, a group of savvy smugglers led by Robert Platshorn, the longest serving marijuana prisoner in US History; the Ethiopian Zion Coptic church, whose members (including children) all smoked marijuana from morning till night and ran a massive pot dealing operation out of Miami Beach’s exclusive Star Island; and Everglades City, a tiny fishing village 80 miles west of Miami with a brazen history of smuggling everything from endangered animals, to rum, to weed.

You can find the latest specs for 'Square Grouper' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it has been moved indefinitely to PENDING.

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