The Hollywood trade press gets so focused on the big summer “tent pole” releases that sometimes they overlook hits that both find an audience and make money for the studio releasing it theatrically. They, the trade pundits, spend an awful lot of ink talking about the bombs!
How about some good news for a change! One such summer theatrical hit (without a $200 million production budget), with $113.3 million in ticket sales during its multiplex run, was director Louis Letterrier’s caper film, Now You See Me.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has selected Sept. 3 as the street date for DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions (both with UltraViolet) … the ARR comes in at a swift-to-market 95 days.
Bonus features included on the Blu-ray SKU are deleted scenes, a pair of featurettes, an “extended director’s cut” (an additional 16 minutes — likely trims for both rating and time) and commentary from director Louis Leterrier and producer Bobby Cohen.
Also getting a street date — with news coming out of Comic-Con in San Diego this past week — is Hannibal: Season One. The street date for both Blu-ray and DVD product offerings will be Sept. 24.
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