BIG STONE GAP - Home Entertainment Release

ASHLEY JUDD, PATRICK WILSON, WHOOPI GOLDBERG
AND JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY BRING TO LIFE
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR ADRIANA TRIGIANI’S BELOVED STORY 

BIG STONE GAP

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON JANUARY 19, 2016
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON FEBRUARY 2, 2016
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

“Big Stone Gap is as sweet as pie.” — Kyle Smith, New York Post


Universal City, California, December 3, 2015 – Adriana Trigiani, acclaimed author of “The Shoemaker’s Wife” and “All the Stars in the Heavens” makes her directing and screenwriting debut with a hilarious and heartwarming portrait of the down-to-earth townsfolk of her childhood in Big Stone Gap, coming to Digital HD on January 19, 2016 and Blu-ray™ , DVD, and On Demand on February 2, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Adapted from Trigiani’s New York Times bestseller, Big Stone Gap is “A heartfelt and earnest homespun comedy about the family ties that bind us all together” (Travis Hopson, Examiner.com). Packed with behind-the-scenes bonus features, Big Stone Gap on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an array of interviews with cast and crew plus a visit to the film’s premiere at the Virginia Film Festival. 

Released domestically by Picturehouse with an all-star cast featuring Ashley Judd (Divergent, The Identical), Patrick Wilson (Morning Glory, Young Adult), Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, “The View”), John Benjamin Hickey (Pitch Perfect, “The Big C”), Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Anthony LaPaglia (Analyze That, “Without a Trace”) and Jenna Elfman (“Dharma & Greg,” Keeping the Faith), Big Stone Gap is a love letter to small-town life, working people and the triumph of love that critics call “a real winner” (Kate Erbland, Film School Rejects).

It’s 1978 and the ever-ordinary Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) leads a simple life. She lives with her mother, runs the pharmacy, directs The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama, and hopes that her best friend will take their platonic friendship in a romantic direction. Ave Maria waits, and before she knows it, she turns 40.  Now the old maid of Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria decides that happiness is for other people – that is, until a long-buried family secret throws her quiet life spectacularly off-course


BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Virginia Film Festival Q&A with Cast - Q&A in theaters after the film premiere with filmmakers and cast Cast & Crew Interviews - Thoughts and comments on the book and the movie
  • Hollywood Celebrates Big Stone Gap - Footage from the town of Big Stone Gap, CA taken during opening weekend. Includes townspeople, cast and crew celebrating the film. 
  • On Virginia - Special tribute by the cast on shooting on location in Virginia
  • Virginia Film Festival Panel - Press interviews with cast and crew of Big Stone Gap

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FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, Jenna Elfman, 
Directed By: Adriana Trigiani
Written By: Adriana Trigiani
Based on the Novel By: Adriana Trigiani
Produced By: Donna Gigliotti, James Spies
Executive Produced By: J.E. Craig, Jean Morrissey
Cinematography By: Reynaldo Villalobos
Production Designer: Eloise Crane Stammerjohn
Edited By: Christopher Passig
Costume Designer: Debra McGuire
Music By: John Leventhal

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 45175451
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 45174966
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes


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