One of my absolute favorite films from this summer is definitely Doug Liman’s EDGE OF TOMORROW; which despite what you may have read elsewhere has not actually been retitled as LIVE DIE REPEAT. That’s just the film’s tagline, and while it may be a bit too prominent on the new disc packaging and promo materials, the film’s distributor, Warner Brothers, is still referring to it as EDGE OF TOMORROW. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t do that, if they had actually retitled the movie…
Anyhow, the movie is a great Sci-Fi/Actioner that has a lot more heart and humor than I expected, and it certainly deserved more attention than it got from domestic audiences (the film did about three times the US Box Office overseas, grossing a Worldwide total of $363,880,222, which is far from a flop). Well, luckily, underseen films like EDGE OF TOMORROW have the ability to find a new life when they hit home video, and that’s exactly what I’m betting will happen when Warner Brothers releases the flick to Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Platforms on October 7, 2014.
According to the official press release, EDGE OF TOMORROW will be available in Blu-ray/DVD Combo packs (both 2D and 3D), DVD-only, and Digital HD (via the usual VOD/Digital purchase venues). The Blu-ray will also feature over 90 minutes of special features via the following extras:
- Operation Downfall - Adrenaline Cut
- Storming The Beach
- Weapons Of The Future
- Creatures Not Of This World
- On The Edge With Doug Liman
- Deleted Scenes
Personally, I’m pretty stoked for this release, and I’m sure that I’ll have a great time revisiting the film on Blu-ray.
For those interested, the full Press Release is included after the break…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EDGE OF TOMORROW
EXPLODES ONTO BLU-RAY 3DÔ COMBO PACK,
BLU-RAYÔ COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD
ON OCTOBER 7 FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Blu-ray and Digital HD include
Over 90 minutes of adrenaline-pumping special features!
Burbank, CA, August 13, 2014 – Live, Die, Repeat when “Edge of Tomorrow” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), “Edge of Tomorrow” stars Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (“Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Magnolia”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Adjustment Bureau”).
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow” was directed by Liman from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, and based on the novel entitled “All You Need is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. “Edge of Tomorrow” is the first motion picture to be shot at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
“Edge of Tomorrow,” was produced by Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs and Jason Hoffs, alongside executive producers Doug Liman, David Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara and Bruce Berman, with Tim Lewis and Kim Winther serving as co-producers.
Supporting Cruise and Blunt is an international cast that includes Bill Paxton (“Aliens,” HBO’s “Big Love”), Brendan Gleeson (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”), Noah Taylor (“Lawless”), Kick Gurry (Australian TV’s “Tangle”), Dragomir Mrsic (“Snabba Cash II”), Charlotte Riley (“World Without End”), Jonas Armstrong (BBC TV’s “Robin Hood”), Franz Drameh (“Attack the Block”), Masayoshi Haneda (“Emperor”) and Tony Way (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”).
“Edge of Tomorrow” will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99. Both include a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own “Edge of Tomorrow” in Digital HD on October 7 via purchase from digital retailers.
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Edge of Tomorrow” Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:
· Operation Downfall - Adrenaline Cut
· Storming The Beach
· Weapons Of The Future
· Creatures Not Of This World
· On The Edge With Doug Liman
· Deleted Scenes
“Edge of Tomorrow” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
· Weapons Of The Future
· Creatures Not Of This World
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
“Edge of Tomorrow” will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Target Ticket, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting October 7, “Edge of Tomorrow” will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack $44.95
Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
DVD (WS) $28.98
Street Date: October 7, 2014
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
Running Time: 113 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material.DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]