Review: ‘The Woodsman’

Even creepier viewing at home, this intimate story of a child molester (Kevin Bacon) struggling to cope with his freedom -- and demons -- upon release from prison is complemented by minimal, yet potent, extras on disc.

Even creepier viewing at home, this intimate story of a child molester (Kevin Bacon) struggling to cope with his freedom — and demons — upon release from prison is complemented by minimal, yet potent, extras on disc.

During the “Getting It Made” featurette, producer Lee Daniels talks frankly about his struggle to get all the people who promised him the world after “Monsters Ball” to back the dicey project. The City of Brotherly Love — hometown Daniels and Bacon — didn’t exactly shower the project with affection, either: Unhappy locals sent the producer a rat for Christmas. Deleted scenes overly redeem Bacon’s character through exposition; they were wisely cut by helmer Nicole Kassell, who provides a straightforward commentary for her debut feature.

The Woodsman

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $26.96
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