Here’s a big of wonderful news from Shout! Factory: they are going to be releasing a collector’s edition of Miami Blues on blu-ray at the end of April. This cult favorite, adapted by New World alumnus George Armitage from a Charles Willeford novel, pits grizzled cop Hoke Moseley (Fred Ward) against Fred Frenger (Alec Baldwin), a handsome sociopath who is angling to transform Miami into his own criminal playground. Read on for the details on this darkly humorous delight, including a synopsis and early details on the extras…
STARRING Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Fred Ward
TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Los Angeles, CA – “Edgy! Dazzling! Irreverent!” That’s how The Hollywood Reporter has described Miami Blues. Shout! Factory has announced the film will now be released on Blu-ray for the first time on April 28, 2015, and will feature new interviews with Alec Baldwin, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Brace yourself… this intoxicating “cocktail with rum and cyanide” (Time) is at once “brutal, funny, unpredictable and a bit unhinged” (Newsweek). Fred Ward, Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in this offbeat black comedy about a murdering thief, his simple-minded wife and the denture-wearing cop closing in on his trail.
Veteran criminal Frederick Frenger, Jr. (Baldwin) has moved to Miami to get a fresh start… at robbing a whole new set of people. But when his streetwalker-gone-straight wife (Leigh) begins to suspect his criminal behavior, and an obsessed cop (Ward) begins to close in, he will need a lot more than luck and a bogus badge to escape a crossfire hotter than the barrel of a smoking gun.