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Dec. 17, 2013 DVD & Blu-ray: 'Prisoners', Hugh Jackman faces parents' worst fear

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From Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve comes the gripping thriller Prisoners. From an original screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski, it features an all-star cast that includes Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Terrence Howard, with Golden Globe Award nominee Maria Bello, Academy Award winner Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. The film focuses on a distraught father’s quest to hunt down the man who abducted his daughter and her friend.

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When Keller Dover’s daughter Anna and her friend Joy Birch go missing after Thanksgiving dinner, he faces every parent’s worst nightmare. As minutes turn into hours, the only lead from a police investigation led by Detective Loki is a dilapidated RV that had been parked in the neighborhood earlier. The RV’s driver is a man named Alex Jones who has the approximate I.Q. of a ten-year-old. With insufficient evidence, Alex is let go by the police and Keller decides it is time to take matters into his own hands. Believing that Alex knows where the girls are, he abducts, imprisons and tortures Alex -- with Joy Birch’s parents neither helping or interfering. As the police pursue multiple leads that bring them no closer to finding the girls and pressure mounts, how far will a desperate father go knowing his child’s life is at stake?

The DVD and Blu-ray include two featurettes. In "Prisoners: Every Moment Matters,” Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal explore the tense relationship between Keller and Loki. And in "Prisoners: Powerful Performances," get up close and personal with this all-star cast.


  • Hugh Jackman as Keller Dover
  • Jake Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki
  • Viola Davis as Nancy Birch
  • Maria Bello as Grace Dover
  • Terrence Howard as Franklin Birch
  • Melissa Leo as Holly Jones
  • Paul Dano as Alex Jones
  • Dylan Minnette as Ralph Dover
  • Zoe Borde as Eliza Birch
  • Erin Gerasimovich as Anna Dover
  • Kyla Drew Simmons as Joy Birch
  • Wayne Duvall as Captain Richard O'Malley
  • Len Cariou as Father Patrick Dunn
  • David Dastmalchian as Bob Taylor
  • Jeff Pope as Elliot Milland

Special Features:

  • Prisoners: Every Moment Matters - Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal explore the tense relationship between Keller and Loki.
  • Prisoners: Powerful Performances - Get up close and personal with this all-star cast.


Check out the slideshow to see what the exclusives look like.


  • Walmart - Prisoners with Vudu Digital Copy, available on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack.

Release Date: February 13, 2014

  • Prisoners Blu-ray SteelBook.

Best Prices:

DVD (includes UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $14.96 at (includes Vudu Digital Copy), $16.99 at, $17.99 at Target, $19.99 at Best Buy

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $22.99 at, Best Buy, Target, $24.96 at (includes Vudu Digital Copy)



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