Coming to DVD on January 13th! Lionsgate is proud to present Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys, Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor: The Play and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne: Volume 3.
Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys
Academy AwardÂ® winner Kathy Bates (Misery) and Academy AwardÂ® nominee Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek) star as the matriarchs of two very different families being torn apart by greed and scandal in the contemporary drama Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys. Hit-maker Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns) wrote, directed and co-starred in this deeply touching family drama which also features a star-studded ensemble cast including Sanaa Lathan (Brown Sugar), Rockmond Dunbar (TV’s “Prison Break”), KaDee Strickland (TV’s “Private Practice”), Cole Hauser (2 Fast 2 Furious), Taraji P. Henson (Smokin’ Aces) and Robin Givens (Boomerang). A box office and critical hit, the film was declared “…undeniably entertaining, Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys is a shiny, two-timing throwback to 1950s melodramas like Giant” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and an “engaging drama” (Newsday). The DVD is available with a widescreen or full screen version of the film and contains a host of bonus features including deleted scenes and multiple featurettes including “Two Families, Two Legends,” and “Preying In The Big Easy” among others.
Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Bates) and her dear friend Alice Pratt (Woodard), a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Suddenly, their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children’s extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Charlotte and Alice decide to take a breather from it all by making a cross-country road trip in which they rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin.
Pricing: DVD $29.95
Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor: The Play
The latest and greatest stage play written and directed by American playwright Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?) – Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor: The Play – arrives on DVD from Lionsgate. The play transforms the art of marriage, life and family with a fun, fulfilling stage experience that delivers the best in comedy, drama and music. Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor: The Play features original songs written by Perry plus interviews with the cast.
Roger Jackson is a hard working good man, an accountant by profession. He takes care of not only his wife Judith but his weed smokin’ pop Stanley and Judith’s retired bible totin’ mom, TT. The two parents living in the same household do not get along. Judith, the professional Ivy League educated marriage counselor, gives marital advice every day. However, she can’t get her own marriage together! As shattered, confused and broken couples seek advice, Dr. Jackson has an answer for them all. Yet, when an old college friend appears at her office unexpectedly, the doctor becomes the one in need of advice. Who are the real marriage counselors? What makes a marriage sizzle or fizzle? Tyler Perry presents another hit with drama, music, laughter and insight!
Pricing: DVD $19.98
Tyler Perry’s House of Payne: Volume Three
Tyler Perry’s award-winning television show – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” – returns to DVD with 20 more hilarious episodes about a multi-generational family forced to all coexist under one roof. Currently the #1 cable sitcom on television, the show premiered on TBS in June 2007 as the highest-rated ad-supported cable sitcom telecast of all time, received an unprecedented 100 episode pick-up by the network and won the Image Award for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor (LaVan Davis) and Best Supporting Actor (Lance Gross). The 3-disc DVD set contains a host of bonus features including a character profile, outtakes, bloopers and more!
With its smart mix of comedy and drama, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” focuses on a working class family that experiences all of life’s struggles — divorce, rehab, anger management and child custody — with a special blend of faith, love and laughter. Pops, the head of the household, has his life and home disrupted when a house fire forces his nephew’s family to move in, bringing together three generations under one roof. As chaos erupts, it soon becomes evident just how wide the generation gap is as the family makes its way through their hilarious ups and downs. “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” tackles real life issues with great humor. Guest appearances include Tyler Perry as “Madea.”
Pricing: DVD $29.98 (3-Disc Set)