Backstabbing for Beginners arrives onBlu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD 4/24

Based on a true story, the edge-of-your-seat thriller, Backstabbing for Beginners, arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD April 24 from Lionsgate. Starring Theo James (Divergent series), Golden Globe® winner Jacqueline Bisset (Best Supporting Actress – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, Dancing on the Edge, 2014), and Oscar® winner Ben Kingsley (Best Actor, Gandhi, 1982), the compelling story tells the tale of a young man who lands his dream job at the United Nation’s Oil and Food program, but soon finds himself in the middle of a worldwide conspiracy. The Backstabbing for Beginners Blu-ray and DVD release includes an in-depth making-of featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.


Based on a true story, this gripping and timely thriller follows an idealistic UN employee (James) as he investigates the grisly murder of his predecessor and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may even involve his own boss (Kingsley).


  • “The Truth Behind Backstabbing for Beginners” Featurette


Theo James                           Divergent series, War on Everyone

Jacqueline Bisset                   Bullitt, Murder on the Orient Express

and Ben Kingsley                   House of Sand and Fog, Schindler’s List

Year of Production: 2017

Title Copyright: Backstabbing for Beginner © 2016 Creative Alliance P IVS / BFB Productions Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Limited Theatrical Release

Rating: R for language throughout, and some violence

Genre: Thriller

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 108 Minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation

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

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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