Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Aug. 4 Is The Street Date For DVD And Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Editions Of Lionsgate Home Entertainment's The Divergent Series: Insurgent

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Lionsgate Home Entertainment has staked out the first week of August (Aug. 4) as the availability date for a three-SKU helping of director Robert Schwentke’s The Divergent Series: Insurgent.

The ARR for that first street-date Tuesday in August works out to 137 days and the domestic box haul was an impressive $128.3 million.

This second installment in Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy will be available in the home entertainment market place as a stand-alone DVD edition and two Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs — with or without a 3D viewing option.

Although released as a trio of novels, Lionsgate is breaking the third installment into two parts — Allegiant, Part 1 is due out in March of next year, while Allegiant, Part 2 is slated for release at the same time of year in 2017.

Both Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four return, however director Neil Burger has been replaced by Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife, RED) for this outing ... he is also slated to direct the third installment in this sci-fi franchise.   

Bonus features include commentary from producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher, five featurettes and a feature-length documentary titled “Insurgent Unlocked: The Ultimate Behind-the-Scenes Access.”

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