Experience the “smart, skittering, brilliantly constructed” (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter) true crime thriller that has everyone buzzing when American Animals arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 28 from Lionsgate. From award-winning writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter) comes the fascinating true story of four young men who attempt one of the most outlandish and bold heists in recent history that is still listed on the F.B.I.’s all-time most significant art theft cases. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh™, the film received a Grand Jury Prize nomination when it premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The American Animals Blu-ray and DVD include never-before-seen deleted scenes, featurettes, a director and cast commentary, and a still gallery, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.


American Animals is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. Determined to escape their predictable suburban lives, Spencer and Warren decide to do something extraordinary: steal some of the world’s most valuable books from a college library. Enlisting two other friends, Spencer and Warren meticulously plot the theft — but their caper takes on a wild life of its own in this thrilling film from writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter).


  • Deleted Scene
  • Featurettes
  • Still Gallery
  • Director and Cast Commentary


Evan Peters                            TV’s “American Horror Story,” Kick-Ass

Barry Keoghan                        DunkirkThe Killing of a Sacred Deer

Jared Abrahamson                 TV’s “Awkward.” and “Travelers”

Blake Jenner                           TV’s “Glee,”Everybody Wants Some!!

with Udo Kier                          DownsizingMelancholia 

and Ann Dowd                        ComplianceGarden State, TV’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Year of Production: 2017

Title Copyright: American Animals © 2018 AI Film / Channel Four Television Production / American Animal Pictures Ltd. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 116 Minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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