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BONES AND ALL

ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY FROM MGM AND

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

ON JANUARY 31



Burbank, CA, December 13 –Luca Guadagnino’s Venice Film Festival Award winning Bones and All, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists Releasing, will be released on Blu-ray on January 31, it was announced today by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.



Directed by Guadagnino from a screenplay by David Kajganich, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Camille DeAngelis. The film is produced by Luca Guadagnino, Theresa Park, Marco Morabito, David Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Lorenzo Mieli, Gabriele Moratti, Peter Spears, and Timothée Chalamet.



Bones and All stars Taylor Russell (Escape Room), Academy Award® nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call me By Your Name), Academy Award® winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), André Holland, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jessica Harper, and Academy Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry).



Bones and All will be available on DVD on January 31 for $29.98 (SRP).



SYNOPSIS

Bones and All is a story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.



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DVD $29.98



Languages: English

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish-Latin

Running Time: 130 minutes

Rating: R​



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Luca Guadagnino's BONES AND ALL is a sympathetic cannibal love story. Based on a young adult novel by Camille DeAngelis, the screenplay by David Kajganich (who adapted Guadagnino's previous film A BIGGER SPLASH) strikes a realistic tone. It's a horror film, but, it doesn't trade on the fantastic.

Maren (Taylor Russell) and Lee (Timothy Chalamet) are two drifters who meet by chance (mostly). What they secretly share in common is that they are both cannibals from a young age. In this world, there is a whole secret underworld of such people - hiding in plain sight as it were. Along the way, an older member of their kind, Sully (Mark Rylance), dispenses advice on the ways of their tribe.

The film is set in the 1980s but Guadagnino never pushes that fact. It's all done in a very naturalistic manner. There are no gimmicky 80s callbacks, nor any spoofing of the attitudes of the era. The period song selection is strong including tracks from Joy Division, New Order and George Strait (there is an amusing scene where Kiss' 'Lick it Up' is rocked to). Arseni Khachaturan shoots on 35mm film which adds to the authenticity of the production. Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor's score is spare and appropriately moody. It truly feels as if it is of its period. The cannibalism theme plays out somewhat like a vampire film, and the genuineness of the production reminds one at times of Kathryn Bigelow's NEAR DARK. They are kindred spirits separated by a few decades.

The sober approach extends to how Guadagnino handles both the romantic and the horrific aspects of the story. The gore isn't shied away from, but, neither is it ever gratuitous. It's an effecting Y.A. love story with a very dark tinge. Chalamet is quite good as a loner who takes a matter of fact survivalist attitude to his hunger for flesh and blood. Russell is mostly equal to the task, but slips a bit during a couple of the more outwardly emotional moments. The supporting cast is solid which includes Andre Holland, Jessica Harper and Chloe Sevigny while Rylance is creepy as all get out.

BONES AND ALL may not quite fully convince that it's a story worth telling, but, the production, sensitive script and skilled direction make for a engrossing film.
 

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Luca Guadagnino's BONES AND ALL is a sympathetic cannibal love story. Based on a young adult novel by Camille DeAngelis, the screenplay by David Kajganich (who adapted Guadagnino's previous film A BIGGER SPLASH) strikes a realistic tone. It's a horror film, but, it doesn't trade on the fantastic.

Maren (Taylor Russell) and Lee (Timothy Chalamet) are two drifters who meet by chance (mostly). What they secretly share in common is that they are both cannibals from a young age. In this world, there is a whole secret underworld of such people - hiding in plain sight as it were. Along the way, an older member of their kind, Sully (Mark Rylance), dispenses advice on the ways of their tribe.

The film is set in the 1980s but Guadagnino never pushes that fact. It's all done in a very naturalistic manner. There are no gimmicky 80s callbacks, nor any spoofing of the attitudes of the era. The period song selection is strong including tracks from Joy Division, New Order and George Strait (there is an amusing scene where Kiss' 'Lick it Up' is rocked to). Arseni Khachaturan shoots on 35mm film which adds to the authenticity of the production. Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor's score is spare and appropriately moody. It truly feels as if it is of its period. The cannibalism theme plays out somewhat like a vampire film, and the genuineness of the production reminds one at times of Kathryn Bigelow's NEAR DARK. They are kindred spirits separated by a few decades.

The sober approach extends to how Guadagnino handles both the romantic and the horrific aspects of the story. The gore isn't shied away from, but, neither is it ever gratuitous. It's an effecting Y.A. love story with a very dark tinge. Chalamet is quite good as a loner who takes a matter of fact survivalist attitude to his hunger for flesh and blood. Russell is mostly equal to the task, but slips a bit during a couple of the more outwardly emotional moments. The supporting cast is solid which includes Andre Holland, Jessica Harper and Chloe Sevigny while Rylance is creepy as all get out.

BONES AND ALL may not quite fully convince that it's a story worth telling, but, the production, sensitive script and skilled direction make for an engrossing film.
Agreed. An interesting and enjoyable romance/relationship.

A bit of Gordon Ramsay meets Bonnie & Clyde.
 

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Recently saw Bones and All on Blu. Extremely well done & unsettling horror film/love story/road trip through 1980's small town Americana. The movie had a very effective creepy/unsettling atmosphere - which was interspersed with extreme gore.

I agree that the 1980's setting was never 'in your face' (as we've seen with other films/TV series set during that decade/era). Instead, the reminders were subtle but evident - i.e., iconic '80's tracks by groups like Joy Division/Duran Duran were playing at times; small CRT TV sets were prevalent; a Station Wagon was in at least one scene; Lee is wearing a "Thundercats" T-shirt in several scenes; the lack of cell phones/the Internet, etc.

The cast was amazing, and definitely disappeared into their roles to a great extent. I went into the film intentionally not being too aware of the cast & did not recognize most of them - until the credits rolled at the end. Chloe Sevigny is one of my favorite actresses, yet she was unrecognizable in her role - well-done.
 
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I agree that the 1980's setting was never 'in your face' (as we've seen with other films/TV series set during that decade/era). Instead, the reminders were subtle but evident - i.e., iconic '80's tracks by groups like Joy Division/Duran Duran were playing at times; small CRT TV sets were prevalent; a Station Wagon is seen in one scene; Lee is wearing a "Thundercats" T-shirt in several scenes; the lack of cell phones/the Internet, etc.
And, as I previously noted, the film genuinely feels as if it's of the period. You believe you are in the 80s as opposed to something like the current AIR, where Affleck tosses in so many cartoonish 80s callbacks you feel as if you are watching one of those eighties nostalgia programs.
 

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