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Violet & Daisy [Blu-ray]

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 11/15/13

This is an indy movie, so of course it's kind of off-beat and weird. It's not one of those that is too weird, though, and neither does it completely blow your mind. I don't want to spoil it too much, but it's about two teenage girls who are paid killers. They meet this middle-aged guy (the late, great of "The Sopranos" and more), one of their targets, and it changes them.

Even though the movie has that kind of cartoon violence that you find in a lot of films nowadays, it also has some moments that are very inspiring, uplifting and moving. I know that sounds strange, given the subject matter, but it's true.  It's written by the same guy who wrote Oscar-winning "Precious".

Most of the movie is about the two girls (played expertly by Saoirse Ronan and of "Gilmore Girls" and "Mad Men" fame) and Gandolfini's character (who is never named). Some of the movie strays into weird fantasy and I still don't really know what that's about. I'm sure that the whole thing is some kind of life metaphor, but I'm not the of person who really analyzes things like that. I'd rather just sit back and enjoy the movie. That's not hard to do with "Violet & Daisy", either. It's got a lot of pretty things to look at and it's artistic as well as entertaining, well-written and superbly acted. It has lots of action as well.

You will probably recognize , who played Vivian for years on "Without a Trace", in a small role, as well as , who's been in tons of movies and TV shows, most notably in "Sons of Anarchy".

It's definitely one of those movies that makes you wish you could see what happens after the movie ends because you love the characters so much. The best indy films do that ,and they rarely have sequels. Don't miss it.

There are too many extras on the DVD, unfortunately. There's just a trailer and some posters and a slide show. Too bad! I would have liked to have seen more.


“A dark, funny, violent, hopeful, magical movie.”
-Michael Schulder, CNN

James Gandolfini (in one of his last roles),
Alexis Bledel, Saoirse Ronan and Danny Trejo Star in

Available November 19th on all home entertainment platforms, including Digital, DVD and Blu-ray+ DVD 2 Pack

NEW YORK, NY September 30, 2013 – Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today the home entertainment release of VIOLET & DAISY, debuting simultaneously on digital platforms, DVD and Blu-ray + DVD 2 Pack November 19th.  Pre-order date is October 8, 2013.
Written and directed by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), VIOLET & DAISY is a mesmerizing hybrid of New York City crime fable and powerful coming-of-age tale. The film was released theatrically in June.
To celebrate his achievements on VIOLET & DAISY, Geoffrey Fletcher was awarded the 2012 Savannah Film Festival’s SCAD Cinevation Award, which is given for imagination, inspiration and innovation in cinema.
“Has ‘win’ written all over it”
—New York Magazine
“‘Violet & Daisy’ an offbeat triumph for the first-time director Geoffrey Fletcher.” 
—Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun Times 

“... deliciously surprising...”
—Marshall Fine, The Huffington Post
“Visually imaginative”
—Los Angeles Times
“Fletcher shows he’s a man to watch.”
—Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus materials include the theatrical trailer, video teasers and the official movie poster art.
Violet (Alexis Bledel, Sin City) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan, Hanna) are a pair of gum-smacking (?) assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, distracted only by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday.
Determined to raise cash for a pair of Barbie Sunday dresses, the duo takes on a new hit job, only to face a reckoning in the form of a mysterious loner (James Gandolfini, The Sopranos). He catapults the girls into an odyssey far beyond the world of Barbie Sunday and bullets for pay.           
VIOLET & DAISY has a running time of approximately 88 minutes and is rated R for disturbing behavior and language.

About Cinedigm:
Over the past decade, Cinedigm has led the digital distribution revolution that continues to transform the media landscape. In addition to its pioneering role in transitioning movie theatres from traditional film prints to digital distribution, Cinedigm continues to advance worldwide cinema modernization with its suite of software products allowing exhibitors and distributors to manage their newly digital businesses with efficiency, insight and certainty. And, as the leading distributor of independent content in the world, Cinedigm collaborates with producers and the exhibition community with unequalled transparency to market, source, curate and distribute quality content across all digital platforms to targeted and profitable audiences. The company’s library of over 5,000 titles includes award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film Company® and acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film. Cinedigm is proud to distribute many Oscar®-nominated films including THE INVISIBLE WAR, HELL AND BACK AGAIN, GASLAND, WASTE LAND and PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY.
Current and upcoming Cinedigm releases include Destin Daniel Cretton’s SHORT TERM 12, Godfrey Reggio’s VISITORS, Penny Lane’s OUR NIXON and Shaul Schwarz’s NARCO CULTURA.
Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp
Street date:                              November 19, 2013
Pre-order:                                October 8, 2013
Catalog #:                                88129546000
UPC:                                        025192209994
Run time:                                 88 Minutes + extras
Rating:                                     R – violence, disturbing behavior & language
SRP:                                        $34.95 
Format:                                   Widescreen Presentation
Audio:                                      Dolby Digital 5.1 
Street date:                              November 19, 2013
Pre-order:                                October 8, 2013
Catalog #:                                88129512000
UPC:                                        025192209635
Run time:                                 88 Minutes + extras
Rating:                                     R – violence, disturbing behavior & language
SRP:                                        $29.95
Format:                                   Widescreen Presentation
Audio:                                      Dolby Digital 5.1 

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