Shame Exposes Itself On Blu-Ray This April

Michael Fassbender earned rave reviews playing a struggling sex addict in Steve McQueen's (not that one) provocative film Shame. Unfortunately, if you don't live in a major city and don't frequent film festivals, there's a very good chance that you never had the chance to see it. The film pulls no punches when it comes to its subject matter, and was slapped with an NC-17 rating. While the filmmakers largely embraced the rating, it still means there are many theaters that wouldn't show it. If you missed Shame and have been curious about what all the hubbub is about, it's hitting shelves as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on April 17th.

The Shame combo pack includes a high-def Blu-ray copy of the film with several bonus features, a DVD of the film, and a digital copy. It's listing for $39.99, but Amazon (opens in new tab) currently has it available for pre-order at $29.99. The bonus features include:

  • Focus on Michael Fassbender
  • Director Steve McQueen
  • The Story of Shame
  • A Shared Vision
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character With Michael Fassbender
  • Theatrical Trailer

Wow, I was expecting some sort of bonus feature where Fassbender walks around fully clothed. You know, just for the novelty of it.

Shame stars Michael Fassbender as Brandon, a New Yorker whose entire life revolves around his addiction to sex. His life is thrown for a loop when his younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves in with him, forcing them both to confront painful memories of their past. The film was critically praised, with Fassbender receiving a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.