The Voices – Blu-ray Review and Release Date

We’ve got some great movie news for you today folks as Arrow Films have announced release date of the DVD, Blu-Ray and Steelbook (the latter exclusive to Zavvi.com) release of horror-comedy The Voices starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick on Monday, July 13th.

The Voices is directed by Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian author and film-maker best known for the Academy Award-nominated animated film Persepolis (2007). Ryan Reynolds stars as a troubled, med-addicted factory worker driven to murder by his talking pets, a psychopathic cat called Mr Whiskers and Bosco, his peace-loving dog. Reynolds also voices both of the animals, while Jacki Weaver, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick play the women unfortunate enough to cross his path.

When one night he accidentally kills Fiona, Jerry hastily covers his tracks, under the strict advice of the subversive Mr. Whiskers. But Jerry is already beyond the reach of his well-meaning psychiatrist Dr. Warren (Jacki Weaver) and things are also looking bad for Lisa, who has taken a shine to Jerry.

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Despite Bosco trying to keep Jerry on the straight and narrow, Mr. Whiskers seems to be the loudest voice in Jerry’s head and soon events have spiralled and salvation is all Jerry can hope for.

The Voices also stars the ever-loveable Anna Kendrick, who makes a return from many roles in the musical genre, having recently starred in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Into the Woods (2014). Kendrick was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her role opposite George Clooney in Jason Reitman’s Up In The Air (2009). British actress Gemma Arterton features in her most comical role yet, previously playing bond-girl Strawberry Fields in the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace (2008).

The Voices – Blu-ray Review

Satrapi certainly brings her strange humour to this bizarre story of an American serial killer film, with severed heads in the fridges and when he stops taking his required pills he hears “voices” from his pet dog and cat. His cat, Mr Whiskers, tells him that killing is “better than sex” while the dog Bosco tries to convince him that he “has morals“.

The film is strangely funny, yes there are the gory bits, such as the heads in the fridge and talking heads all brought on by the mind of a serial-killer, it’s maybe not the best movie that Ryan Reynolds has done, but it was fun in a grotesque form of way.

The Voices is out on Blu-Ray on NOW, bonus features: Interviews – Scare Prank – Deleted Scenes – Extended Scenes – Pet Voice Recording
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Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham