Patriots Day Home Video Release

“Patriots Day” Hits Home Video and Digital HD

Patriots Day, Peter Berg's dramatization of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, arrives on Digital HD on March 14, with a home video release on March 28. The latter includes 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD options.

The film was Berg's latest collaboration with Mark Wahlberg, all of which explore recent events and extraordinary acts of heroism. While Lone Survivor (2013) was a major hit and Deepwater Horizon (2016) did middling business, they both received multiple Oscar nominations. But Patriots Day got lost in the late-December shuffle. Still, it received solid reviews.

Patriots Day Box-Art

The UHD and Blu-rays will include a bevy of special features, including several documentaries on the local law enforcement and FBI investigators who caught the perpetrators. One feature of note is "Actors Meet Real-Life Counterparts," which shows John Goodman meeting Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Jimmy O. Yang meeting Dun Meng, who survived a carjacking by the brothers.

The film's cast also includes Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons and Melissa Benoist.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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