“Violet & Daisy” Blu-Ray Release

The film “Violet & Daisy” has finally been released!

Saoirse Ronan
Violet & Daisy Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

When they are lured into what is supposed to be just another quick and easy job, Violet and Daisy’s plum plans get complicated as the man they’re supposed to kill is not what they expected.

For more about Violet & Daisy and the Violet & Daisy Blu-ray release, see the Violet & Daisy Blu-ray Review published by Jeffrey Kauffman on November 22, 2013 where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Alexis Bledel, Saoirse Ronan, James Gandolfini, Danny Trejo, Cody Horn, John Ventimiglia
Director: Geoffrey Fletcher

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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Violet & Daisy

Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan discuss their roles in this surreal tale about teen assassins, working with the late James Gandolfini and creating a fantasy world. Written and directed by Geoffrey Fletcher, the screenwriter of 2009’s Precious, this film will blow your mind.

Often compared to the quirky and savage filmmaking of Quentin Tarantino, Violet & Daisy tells the story of two teenage girls who enjoy their work as professional killers when they’re not indulging in a rich fantasy life.

Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan play Violet and Daisy. Together, they describe the script as, “Surreal, original, funny, crazy and weird, not predictable in any way.” Okay, that piques our interest.

About her character, Bledel said, “Violet very much defines herself by her work. She’s also very sensitive and very vicious. She’s definitely a person who fluctuates between two extremes. For me, it’s fun because I haven’t played a character like her before.” On the other end of the spectrum is Daisy, who Ronan claims, “Is nice. I haven’t played many characters who are just really sweet. And you can see as well she’s really yearning for a normal life.”

So how do these two opposites interact in the film? “It’s like three different movies, really. It starts off in this fantasy world, then it gets a bit more real down the road, then more real and more real,” said Ronan. She continued, “Geoffrey [Fletcher] is fantastic. As we all know, he’s a really, really talented writer and he’s got a great vision. He’s been able to come up with some really interesting shots I don’t think many people would have thought of. He likes to play around with symbols, which I always think is interesting in film.”

Will fans of Precious relate to this film? Bledel thinks so. “I think people who took a lot from Precious, they might be able to find similar themes, but delivered in a very, very different style.”

A key element to the story is when Violet & Daisy meet a character with a death wish. The late, great James Gandalfini plays “The Guy”, an intimidating man with a secret.

About working with the actor best known for playing Tony Soprano, Ronan said, “I really, really like working with Jim. He’s just great, a really professional guy, very focused and we have great, meaty scenes together. It’s been lovely, especially since the writing is so good.”

Violet & Daisy will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download Nov. 19.

Source: She Knows

Saoirse talks about “Byzantium”

Saoirse talked with Cath Clarke about the film “Byzantium”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, why she declined The Hobbit and how Hollywood doesn’t have to mean meltdown. Read the article below:

A bundle of energy, Ronan is the most teenage teenage actress we’ve ever met. Child stars are not meant to grow up normal – they’re meant to grow up wild like weeds, into tangled messes. Not this child star. She emerged a fully formed actress in Atonement, only 12 when she filmed her scenes as Briony Tallis. Seven years later she’s brutally honest about the dangers of being a teenager in Hollywood. ‘I could have ended up like Lindsay Lohan. You’re being offered all these different temptations.’ Like what? ‘You know! And everyone is either telling you how great you are or talking about you behind your back. Lindsay Lohan was the ‘It’ girl from like 14. That’s a lot of pressure. If you don’t have your mam telling you “Remember, you’re still my daughter”, you’re going to go off the rails.’

We’re in a nice hotel in London. In the room next door, Ronan’s minders are in a flap. Heavy winds delayed her flight in from Dublin by two hours. Interviews need to be rescheduled. She can’t be late for the Jonathan Ross TV show. Next up she’s starring in a Ryan Gosling movie he’s directing. Cheerfully oblivious, Ronan tells us The Grand Budapest Hotel (due out next year) was her first job without her parents’ chaperoning. The hotel was ‘cool and everything’, but she had been hoping to get a place with a little kitchen of her own. ‘I wanted to be able to cook for myself,’ she says wistfully. ‘I don’t want everyone doing everything for me, you know?’ Her face is a picture of teenage earnestness. ‘I want to naturally be able to grow up as a normal person.’

To be fair, nothing much in her life is normal. Ronan was 13 when she was nominated for an Oscar for Atonement, her memories of the night are of being ‘knackered and hungry’, and she was on a film set before she could walk. Her parents emigrated to New York from Ireland in the late ’80s when times got tough. Her dad Paul took every job under the sun, including one in a bar – where a regular, an Irish actor, suggested he go along to an audition. ‘He never looked back.’

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