Lionsgate Home Entertainment announced this past week that the A24 Films production of director Alex Garland’s sci-fi alarm film, Ex Machina, will be available as both DVD and Blu-ray product offerings on July 14.
The ARR comes in at 95 days and the domestic box office take currently stands at $21.9 million.
If you present a robot, or perhaps better stated, an A.I. as something along the lines of the T-800 (aka: Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator), your guard is going to be up and your survival instincts will be up and running. But if the A.I. comes in the form of Ava (Alicia Vikander — Seventh Son, A Royal Affair, etc.) it might not be survival, but seduction.
When Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson — Weasley in the Harry Potter film series), a nebbish programmer for a mega-corporation (think: Google), is summoned to Nathan’s — his employer — remote research facility he is overwhelmed. Nathan (Oscar Isaac — as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens, plus in such films as Inside Llewyn Davis, Body of Lies, etc.) is bright, outwardly friendly, engaging and full of secrets (all sorts of secrets).forthcoming theatrical release of
His employee, Caleb, is nothing more than a lab rat and you don’t want to get the lab rat upset, so Nathan is the perfect host. He explains to his little rat that he is there to test his latest creation, Ava. To talk to her (it), develop a rapport and determine whether or not the A.I. has developed into a conscious entity.
In the “real” world, deceit and seduction usually results in bad consequences … when the “real” world and the robotic world become one and the same, can you expect a different outcome?
Bonus nuggets for Ex Machina include a five-part production featurette titled “Through the Looking Glass: Creating Ex Machina” and a featurette that assembles eight behind-the-scenes “vignettes” into one unit.