Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company have officially announced and detailed their home entertainment releases of ‘The Founder’ featuring Michael Keaton in his acclaimed portrayal of Ray Kroc. The film will arrive home early on Digital HD beginning April 4, followed by the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD releases on April 18, 2017. Hit the jump to read the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings, disc specs and more, plus artwork for both physical releases.
“Michael Keaton shines as Ray Kroc”
-Neil Rosen, NY1
Based on the True Story of a Fast Food Empire
Michael Keaton Stars in the Provocative Look at an American Icon Arriving on Digital HD April 4
and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on April 18
SANTA MONICA, CA (March 1, 2017) –Experience the rise of the biggest fast food franchise in history when the critically acclaimed The Founder arrives on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 18 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, The Founder chronicles the rise of the biggest fast food chain in history. Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton(Best Actor, Birdman) leads the film’s super-sized cast, which includes Nick Offerman(TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Linda Cardellini (TV’s “ER”), Patrick Wilson(The Conjuring),BJ Novak(TV’s “The Office”) and Laura Dern(Jurassic Park).
Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), The Founder features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc’s first wife Ethel, John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.
The Founder home entertainment release features five behind-the-scenes featurettes and a press conference with the filmmakers and cast.The Founder will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
BLU-RAY/ DVD/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
- “The Story Behind the Story” Featurette
- “Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc” Featurette
- “The McDonald Brothers” Featurette
- “The Production Design” Featurette
- “Building McDonald’s: Time Lapse Video”
- Press Conference with Filmmakers and Cast
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright:© 2016 Speedee Distribution, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Rating: PG-13 for Brief Strong Language
Genre: Biography, Drama
Closed Captioned: N/A
Feature Run Time: 115Minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM, Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio:English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 357 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON; WOMAN IN GOLD; SOUTHPAW; CAROL; THE HATEFUL EIGHT; SING STREET, HANDS OF STONE, THE FOUNDER and Academy Award® nominee for Best Picture: LION.
TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered twelve Emmy nominations in 2015. Weinstein Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano, Project Runway Jr, featuring supermodel Hannah Davis and fashion critic Kelley OsbourneUnder The Gunn, and Threads. Scripted series include Peaky Blinders with Netflix and critically acclaimed miniseries War & Peace, which debuted on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in 2016. Scripted projects in development include Stephen King’s The Mist (a straight-to-series 10 episode order) for Spike TV, military drama Six (a straight-to-series 8 episode order) for HISTORY and animated series Spy Kids for Netflix (a multi season commitment). TWC will also launch several new projects in 2017 across several networks, including MTV, Lifetime, and AMC. For more information on The Weinstein Company, please visit:
ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
Anchor Bay Entertainment, a Starz Company, is a leading independent home entertainment company that acquires and releases a wide array of theatrical and home entertainment content, including STARZ Original series, children’s programming, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others.