1 blu-ray disc (approximately 135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Special features: interactive menus; scene selection; Sling Blade director's cut; feature commentary with writer/director/actor Billy Bob Thornton; Mr. Thornton goes to Hollywood; Billy Bob Thornton (Bravo Profiles); a roundtable discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and producer David Bushell; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall; a conversation with Robert Duvall; a conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and composer Daniel Lanois; The return of Karl; On the Set (Billy Bob at work, Doyle's band : the Johnsons, Doyle gets pummeled); "Doyle's dead"; Sling Blade reviews.
Director of photography, Barry Markowitz; editor, Hughes Winborne; original music, Daniel Lanois.
Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter.
After 25 years, mildly retarded killer Karl Childers is released from the mental hospital where he was placed for killing his mother and her lover. He gets a job and is befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother, but his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend.
Blu-ray; regions A, B and C; Dolby Digital DTS-HD Master Audio; 1080p high definition; widescreen 16x9 (1.85:1).
Requires Blu-ray player.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
English (5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio) or Spanish (2.0 Dolby Digital) dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned; English soundtrack, optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Academy Award (1996): Best Adapted Screenplay.