Monday, February 29, 2016

20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment Moves The Revenant To Home Entertainment — Including Day/Date For 4K Ultra HD — On Apr. 19

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Within an hour of the end of the dreadful 88th annual Oscar award gathering, 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment announced that The Revenant — which, quite surprisingly, failed to win Best Picture honors — would be making its DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD debut on Apr. 19.

Yes, that’s correct, Apr. 19, which includes a day-date release of the newly-launched 4K Ultra HD format (likely a Blu-ray combo pack).   

The ARR comes in at 116 days and domestic ticket sales currently stand at a solid $165.2 million.

There’s no reason to continue with a theatrical run as no one much cares about a Best Actor win for Leonardo DiCaprio — and his views on global warming — or another Oscar for Alejandro Iñárritu.   They likely were worthy of them, but these trinkets are not the sort of things that drive ticket sales.  

As to bonus features, it appears that a documentary titled “A World Unseen” is the only extra being provided by 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment … and that is limited to the Blu-ray SKU.

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