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Editorial Reviews

BLUE-EYED BUTCHER is the shocking true story of a wife and mother driven to kill by her abusive husband, starring Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers), Justin Bruening (TV’s “Ringer”) and Lisa Edelstein (TV’s “The Good Wife”). Susan (Paxton) met handsome salesman Jeff (Bruening) on vacation and their storybook romance quickly led to marriage and a family. But Jeff’s drug use, immaturity and explosive temper led to violent episodes with Susan and their kids. Pushed to the very edge, she tied up her husband and stabbed him in their bed. Was she a battered prisoner of her suburban home or as the tough-as-nails prosecutor (Edelstein) argued, a calculating, cold-blooded murderer?

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  • Actors: Sara Paxton, Angela Arimento
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008Y1YK5S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,403 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Acting really well done .
Puglover
This is too graphic with stabbing & blood to be a made for television movie!
freelywehavereceived
True movies are among my favorite things to watch.
Tina

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I can, and have been, critical of Lifetime made-for-TV movies for ripping "based on actual events" cases from the headlines and turning them into rather lurid fodder for fictionalized dramatic recreations. It is one of their go-to genres. Sometimes you don't need all the media hype and sensational coverage to deliver a compelling true life story. But that subtlety is generally lost in the translation. With the title "Blue-Eyed Butcher," the network announces that it isn't taking the restrained approach with this story of a Houston marriage gone wrong. But really, the case played out very publicly and even became a crusade for Nancy Grace (not exactly known for her demure opinions) so maybe subtlety was already off the table! If you've ever seen one of these interpretations before, "Blue-Eyed Butcher" does not veer from the expected formula. Indeed, you know exactly where you are headed from the very first scene. Despite this lack of imagination, however, I must admit that I found the movie better than expected (if not exactly a revelation).

Based on a 1993 case, a Texas man was strapped to his bed, stabbed repeatedly (at last count, we settled on 193 times) and buried in his backyard. His wife, as you might expect, was the primary culprit facing intense media scrutiny and legal proceedings (including a pretty horrific courtroom recreation which seems unbelievable but actually happened). Although this is all public record and not really a spoiler as the movie presupposes you know the details of the case, I will refrain from divulging anything more about the specifics. "Blue-Eyed Butcher" is split into two halves--basically before and after the murder. Sara Paxton and Justin Bruening play the ill fated couple. Neither is painted as a saint, but still appear surprisingly likable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By clois on January 7, 2015
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great movie
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lisa m. beltran on May 16, 2014
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I think this movie is a WOWWWW .. There is a message there, don't under-estimate the power of a woman, her strength, courage..
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JML on May 1, 2014
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The movie was very good. It has a lot of bloody scenes in the movie, that didn't bother me but it might to others.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tina on February 24, 2013
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I loved this movie. Sara paxton did a superb job in this one. True movies are among my favorite things to watch.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth L Guilmette on July 9, 2014
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Fast delivery and exactly as described. Would buy again.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trish on July 5, 2014
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I love this movie
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