Though director Chris
Eska’s excellent film The Retrieval is now streaming on Netflix (as reported by
Vanessa in her review of the film a few days ago HERE) Kino Lorber has announced
this week that the label will also be releasing the film on Blu-ray DVD on Feb.
which successfully played the film festival circuit last year, and set during
the Civil War deals with a thirteen-year-old boy who survives by working
with a white bounty hunter gang. They send him to earn the trust of runaway
slaves in order to lure them back to the south.
while on a forced mission into the free north to find Nate, a fugitive
freedman, things go wrong and Will and Nate make a bond and find themselves on the run for freedom
Though the subject
of slavery scare you off, it’s a powerful, beautifully acted film which ends on
a beautifully poignant note and is definitely worth seeing. And you also check
out Vanessa’s interview with the director Chris Eska which she did back in April
extra feature on the blu-ray will be an audio commentary by the director,
deleted scene and footage of stunt rehearsals.