Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Selects Oct. 7 As The Street Date For Tom Cruise's Edge Of Tomorrow Sci-Fi Thriller

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has tabbed Oct. 7 as the street for director Doug Liman’s time-loop sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow.

Planned for release are a DVD stand-alone edition and two Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack SKUs — one with, and one without a 3D viewing option.

The ARR is 123 days and domestic ticket sales currently stand at $99.3 million.

An alien invasion force called the “Mimics” gets more than they bargain for when a public relations office, Major William Cage (Cruise), gets assigned to what amounts to a suicide mission for being insubordinate.   Sure enough, he lasts little more that a few minutes in combat against these alien creatures.

End of story?   An action film with Tom Cruise being killed off in the first reel?!?   How does that work?   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyInexplicably this neophyte combatant is caught in a time loop and with each cycle he becomes more adept at delaying what seems to the inevitable, namely, his demise.  And with each “death-loop” he becomes more-savvy on how the invasion might be stopped and the Mimics defeated.

All three buying options include the featurettes titled “Weapons of the Future” and “Creatures Not of This World.”   Exclusive to the Blu-ray editions are deleted scenes and three additional production featurettes — “Operation Downfall – Adrenaline Cut,” “Storming the Beach” and “On the Edge With Doug Liman.”

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Also added to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release calendar this week for delivery on Aug. 19 are DVD edition of director Richard C. Sarafian’s 1973 backwoods thriller, Lolly Madonna XXX (starring Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan and Jeff Bridges … with Season Hubley as the title character) and director Richard Quine’s 1970 film adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel, Moonshine Wars (teaming Patrick McGoohan with Richard Widmark and Alan Alda).

Lastly, 1938 Samuel Goldwyn production of The Adventures of Marco Polo, starring Gary Cooper as the fabled world traveler will be available once again as a DVD product offering on Aug. 26.

To download this week's complete edition of the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report:  DVD & Blu-ray Release Report

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