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Mar. 18, 2014 DVD & Blu-ray: 'American Hustle' with Christian Bale and Amy Adams

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From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell, the director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, comes the critically acclaimed crime drama film American Hustle, which he co-wrote and directed. From a screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, the film is loosely based on the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early '80s and tells the story of a pair of brilliant con artists forced to work with an FBI agent on a case that ultimately exposes one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation. It features an all-star ensemble cast that includes: Academy Award winners Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence; Academy Award nominees Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner; Emmy and Grammy winner Louis C.K.; Jack Huston and Michael Peña. American Hustle was nominated for an astounding 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Russell, Best Actor for Bale, Best Actress for Adams, Best Supporting Actor for Cooper and Best Supporting Actress for Lawrence. It won three Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical, Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical for Adams and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Lawrence. The all-star cast also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

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In the late ‘70s, brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld and equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser are caught by the wild and reckless FBI agent Richard “Richie” DiMaso in a loan scam. In exchange for their freedom, DiMaso recruits them to help ensnare corrupt politicians and gangsters to expose a major public scandal. Forced into the dangerous yet enchanting world filled with Jersey powerbrokers and mafia, Irving and Sydney will have to pull their biggest con ever if they want to get out alive. Meanwhile, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator Carmine Polito only wants the best for his city and ends up caught in the middle between the con artists and the Feds. And Irving’s capricious wife Rosalyn holds more power than anyone could imagine -- capable of bringing the entire world crashing down with one pull of the thread.

The DVD and Blu-ray special features include deleted and extended scenes and a making-of featurette.

Cast:

  • Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld
  • Bradley Cooper as FBI Agent Richard "Richie" DiMaso
  • Amy Adams as Sydney Prosser / Lady Edith Greensly
  • Jeremy Renner as Mayor Carmine Polito
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld
  • Louis C.K. as Stoddard Thorsen
  • Jack Huston as Pete Musane
  • Saïd Taghmaoui as Irving's Sheikh Plant
  • Michael Peña as Paco Hernandez / Sheikh Abdullah
  • Shea Whigham as Carl Elway
  • Erica McDermott as Carl Elway's Assistant
  • Alessandro Nivola as Anthony Amado
  • Elisabeth Röhm as Dolly Polito
  • Colleen Camp as Brenda
  • Paul Herman as Alfonse Simone
  • Anthony Zerbe as a US Senator from New Jersey
  • Robert De Niro as Victor Tellegio

Special Features:

  • The Making of American Hustle
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

Exclusives:

  • F.Y.E. - Free poster when you pre-order American Hustle.

Best Prices:

DVD (includes UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $16.99 at Amazon.com, Target, $18.99 at Best Buy, $19.96 at Walmart.com

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

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