Saban Films has officially announced and detailed their physical releases of the crime drama ‘City of Lies’ starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker. The film will be available to own on Blu-ray and DVD beginning June 8, 2021. Continue below to check out the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings, disc specs and more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JUNE 8
“A compelling drama with real-world concerns that shouldn’t be ignored” – John DeFore (The Hollywood Reporter)
Some secrets just won’t stay buried — and City of Lies reveals all when it arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD on June 8 from Saban Films.
City of Lies is currently available on Digital and on Demand, and stars Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® Award winner Johnny Depp (Academy Award®: 2007, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Golden Globe®: 2008, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Academy Award®, Golden Globe® Award, and Primetime Emmy® Award winner Forest Whitaker (Academy Award®: 2007, Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Last King of Scotland; Golden Globe®: 2007, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, The Last King of Scotland; Primetime Emmy®: 2003, Co-Executive Producer, Outstanding Television Movie, Door to Door), and Rockmond Dunbar (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy,” “9-1-1,” “Prison Break”).
City of Lies will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.
What is worse, the crime or the cover-up? Based on the book, LAbyrinth, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Randall Sullivan, this compelling crime-thriller follows the investigation into the infamous murder of iconic rap artist Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp stars as determined LAPD detective Russell Poole, who spent nearly 20 years trying to solve the murder, and Oscar® and Primetime Emmy® winner Forest Whitaker as Jack Jackson, a journalist who teams up with Poole in search of the elusive truth. Together they explore why the case remains cold — and why a secretive division of the LAPD is seemingly set on keeping it that way.
- 7 Deleted Scenes
- Crafting the Characters in City of Lies
- Audio Commentary with Director Brad Furman and Author Randall Sullivan
CAST & CREW
- Directed by: Brad Furman
- Screenplay by: Christian Contreras
- Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Black Mass
- Forest Whitaker Black Panther, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Last King of Scotland
- Rockmond Dunbar TV’s “Sons of Anarchy,” “9-1-1,” “Prison Break”
- Feature: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (2.39:1)
- Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
- Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
- Feature: 16×9 (2.39:1)
- Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
- Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Run Time: 112 Minutes
Rating: Rated R for language throughout, some violence and drug use
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America. Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.
Saban Films continues to grow its presence in the industry, remaining active in the acquisition, production and distribution space. The company’s successes have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman starring Hilary Swank, to two of the biggest Fathom events with horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell last year and Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back which the company partnered on after coming onboard at script stage.
Saban Films’ upcoming slate includes: Percy vs Goliath directed by Primetime Emmy® Award Nominee Clark Johnson; Under the Stadium Lights starring Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne; the romantic comedy Long Story Short by Josh Lawson; Twist starring Michael Caine, Lena Headey and Rita Ora; and Joel David Moore directed horror/thriller Hide and Seek starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.