A recent announcement was made by Sony that The Guard will be released on Blu-ray the next year. John Michael McDonagh, who is the brother of English filmmaker Martin McDonagh, is the director of this film, which stars Brendan Gleeson (Green Zone) and Don Cheadle (Out of Sight) in the lead roles.
This crime comedy film revolves around a Garda or an Irish policeman (Brendan Gleeson) and an FBI agent (Don Cheadle) who team to solve a case involving a drug cartel in Connemara Gaeltacht in Ireland.
John Michael McDonagh made his writing and directorial debut with this film that can be described as a parody of the “buddy cop” film genre. The film also shows how the two characters make an attempt to work together despite of not fitting appropriately in their own lives.
Apart from Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle, the rest of the cast of the film also includes Liam Cunningham (Hunger), Mark Strong (RocknRolla) and Fionnula Flanagan (The Others).
The Blu-ray version of The Guard will be presented by in the 2.39:1, original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. There will also be a variety of bonus features in the Blu-ray disc, which include:
Commentary with John Michael McDonagh, Don Cheadle, and Brendan Gleeson
Deleted and extended scenes
Making of The Guard featurette
Q&A with Cheadle, Gleeson, and McDonagh
The Second Death featurette
The 3rd of January has been confirmed by Sony as the date that The Guard Blu-ray will be released.