This past weekend saw the premiere of Lifetime’s new horror biopic ‘Lizzie Borden Took an Ax’ starring the gorgeous Christina Ricci (below). Now merely days later Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced that they’ll be releasing Lizzie both on DVD and digitally across the US from 8 April. Nick Gomez helms the biopic which concentrates its focus on the infamous real-life Miss Borden, just one of the main suspects in the brutal murder of her parents during the latter end of the 19th Century. The feature also stars Clea DuVall (‘The Grudge’), Billy Campbell, Jennifer Kydd, John Maclaren, Andria Wilson and Brett Donahue.
“On a scorching, hot summer day in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden (Ricci) returns home to the house she shares with her father Andrew, stepmother Abby and sister Emma (DuVall). But, unlike any normal day, Lizzie encounters the bloody scene of her parents violently murdered. Police quickly question multiple suspects in town, but evidence keeps pointing back to the Borden’s youngest daughter Lizzie, the seemingly wholesome Sunday school teacher, as the prime suspect. Lizzie’s lawyer, Andrew Jennings (Campbell), proclaims her innocence arguing that it is inconceivable a woman could commit the heinous crime of brutally murdering her family with an ax. Or is it?
Lizzie is put on trial for the murders, both in the courtroom and in the press, sparking a widespread debate about her culpability. As the case rages on, the courtroom proceedings fuel an enormous amount of sensationalized stories and headlines in newspapers throughout the country, forever leaving Lizzie Borden’s name in infamy.”
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