Urban tale Harsh Times comes to DVD
By Patrick Luce Mar 1, 2007, 16:16 GMT
Bale stars as an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime and booze after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. Honorable discharged, Homeland Security wants to recruit him for some special ops in Central America, but first he has to pass a urine test...which proves difficult. Film directorial debut for Ayer who has written such box office hits as TRAINING DAY, U-571 ...more
Hitting the streets on DVD March 13 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company, Harsh Times marks the directorial debut of writer David Ayer (Training Day, The Fast And The Furious) and features a chilling, tour-de-force performance from Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Prestige) as a trained killer in an explosive world of guns and drugs, loyalty and revenge. The DVD will have a suggested retail price of $28.95 and will include seven deleted scenes and feature commentary by writer, producer, director Ayer.
Set against the urban backdrop of South Central Los Angeles, the film features powerhouse performances from its supporting cast, including Eva Longoria (The Sentinel, “Desperate Housewives”) and Freddy Rodriguez (Bobby, “Six Feet Under”).
Returning to South Central Los Angeles, Bale stars as an ex-Middle East soldier who struggles to re-enter civilian society and, unable to get a job with the LAPD, drifts into a life of petty crime, drugs, and violence.
Here is a look at some production stills from Harsh Times: