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Wednesday, July 21, 2021


It's not who you know, and it never has been.  It's WHOM YOU KNOW and we know Warner Brothers Home Entertainment!  In this age of covid and new forms of covid and uncertainty on the horizon, what is certain is that they are the very best in their field and they keep getting better and home entertainment by Warner Brothers is where it's at.  Previously on Whom You Know, Director Guy Ritchie was Highly Recommended for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. when we saw it with Warner Brothers in 2015, and and Wrath of Man's protagonist, H played by Jason Statham was previously featured and also Highly Recommended for his work on THE MEG in 2018, also released by the highly talented Warner Brothers!

There's gold in the hills of California everyone knows-especially in San Francisco where obviously they named their football team after it, and today's gold for this flick is the ever-appealing most coveted currency in the world, the U.S. dollar.  

In just under two hours, Wrath of Man proves to be captivating with the age-old plot of good versus evil, and we found it quite biblical in the sense of "eye for an eye" revenge by H, whom you will be cheering for even though he makes poor food decisions- synthetic cheese and impossible meat?!  H, please read Peachy's Picks it is exciting and the Saganaki at Ammos will put you on fire.  Saganaki is real cheese from Greece for the uninitiated.

Though we live in a time when we believe the vast majority of financial assets are held in street name on Wall Street, the timeless appeal of cold, hard cash up front and in person again proves to be irresistible in this classic heist movie modernized in Los Angeles today for Black Friday, a holy day of obligation for devoted shoppers like Peachy Deegan.  Guy Ritchie, we would have ideas for you should you want to pull off an electronic heist via cybercrime for a follow-up movie either for Cyber Monday or the institutions of Wall Street.

In Hollywood heist history (and read this for 501 Movies you should see-guess who did not have time in 2010 to see that many but who suddenly had time last year) you may have seen The Muppet Caper quite awhile ago, a loved movie with our idol Miss Piggy, and more recently Oceans 8 about a jewel heist in Manhattan, also by Warner Brothers.

The sound was our favorite part of the movie and the score was phenomenally appropriate at all key moments.  Casting was equally terrific, and editing ensured you will be at the edge of your seat throughout the feature.  Pay close attention to character development, as all may not meet the eye initially and when you watch it all a second or third time as we did, it keeps getting better reaching a higher degree of clarity.  And, the theme song will begin to permeate your mind!

For all cement mixer enthusiasts and we suspect we have a few like Mover and Shaker Greg Franzese who is literally responsible for the concrete foundation of the new World Trade Center (for real life construction scenes see Greg and Peachy ascend Tower Three), you will be delighted to see there is a cement mixer in the film.

Wrath of Man is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.


Director Guy Ritchie (“RocknRolla”, “Sherlock Holmes”, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”,”The Gentlemen”) teams up with Jason Statham (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”, “Snatch”, the “Fast & Furious” franchise) in “Wrath of Man”, an action-packed revenge heist film about a mysterious security guard out to settle a score. The film is Ritchie’s fourth directorial collaboration with Statham.

Directed by Ritchie from a screenplay by Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davis, the film stars Statham, Scott Eastwood (“The Fate of the Furious,” “Pacific Rim: Uprising”), “Andy Garcia (“The Mule,” “Oceans Thirteen”), Holt McCallany (“Three Kings”, “Fight Club”), Jeffrey Donovan (“Hitch”, “Sicario,” TV’s “Burn Notice”), Josh Hartnett (“Pearl Harbor”, “Black Hawk Down”), Laz Alonso (“Avatar”, “Fast & Furious”), Chris Reilly (TV’s “Game of Thrones”), Raul Castillo (television’s “Looking”), DeObia Oparei (television’s “Game of Thrones,” “Moulin Rouge!”) and Eddie Marsan (“The Gentlemen,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”).

The film is produced by Ritchie, Atkinson, and Bill Block and is based on the 2004 French film “Cash Truck” (“Le Convoyeur”), written and directed by Nicolas Boukhrief.

“Wrath of Man” will be available on Digital June 29 and on Blu-ray and DVD on July 13. The Blu-ray disc features the film in hi-definition and the DVD features the film in standard definition.


Mysterious and wild-eyed, a new security guard for a cash truck surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.

DVD Languages: English: 5.1 Surround

BD Languages: English: 5.1 Surround

DVD Subtitles: English SDH

BD Subtitles: English SDH

Running Time: 1 hour 59 minutes

Rating: Rated R for strong violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual references.

DVD: 5.1 Surround

Blu-ray: 5.1 Surround


About Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.


A beIN Media Group and ViacomCBS company headquartered in Los Angeles, MIRAMAX is a global film and television studio best known for its award-winning and original content. The company recently entered a partnership with ViacomCBSto create synergies through both new production and co-financing opportunities in film and TV. Bill Block is CEO of MIRAMAX. 

Upcoming and recent projects include the completion of photography on He’s All That starring Addison Rae and directed by Mark Waters; Mother Android starring Chloe Moretz and directed by Mattson Tomlin; Five Eyes, which marks Miramax's third film with Guy Ritchie and second to star Jason Statham; the action-thriller Wrath of Man, also directed by Ritchie and starring Jason Statham, and will be distributed domestically by MGM UA; the global blockbuster Halloween Kills starring Jamie Lee Curtis, produced by MIRAMAX with Trancas International Films and Blumhouse Productions, slated to release this year; The Georgetown Project starring Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe and directed by Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin; and Uncle Frank, directed by Alan Ball and starring Paul Bettany which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was purchased by Amazon. Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen, which grossed over $100M at the worldwide box office, stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant, and was released in January 2020. Other projects include, Silent Retreat, a comedy from Isn’t It Romantic director Todd Strauss-Schulson, and The Perfection, directed by Richard Shepard, starring Allison Williams and Logan Browning, which premiered at Fantastic Fest 2018 and was acquired by Netflix. 

Miramax Television concluded production on a six-part series titled Spy City, co-produced with Leonine, and starring Dominic Cooper.

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