Warner Bros. Home Entertainment had a busy announce run this past week. Kicking off the proceedings is writer/director Jeff Nichols’ under-appreciated sci-fi flick, Midnight Special.
Blu-ray and DVD editions will be retail-ready on June 21.
The ARR is a quick turn-around of just 95 days and domestic ticket sales, despite some review, were a meager $3.7 million.
Part chase thriller and part close encounters tale, Midnight Special relates the story of eight-year-old Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) and his father, Roy (Michael Shannon), who are on the run when it is revealed that Alton has powers of extraterrestrial origins … actually, more like extra-dimensional in nature.
The home entertainment market place is where this little gem will have to find its audience. The theatrical “platform” attempt failed to generate buzz and the less than stellar jump to around 500 screens nationally didn’t work … and so it was moved to the “after market” of home entertainment with this quick turn.
Bonus features include a five-part featurette titled “Origins” and there is a second featurette titled “The Unseen World.”
Also on the sci-fi front, Warner Bros. will be releasing both DVD and Blu-ray collections of The 100: The Complete 3rd Season on July 19. All 16 episodes will be featured as either a four-disc DVD set or as a three-disc Blu-ray configuration.
Bonus features include a gag reel, deleted scenes, the 2015 Comic-Con panel and six production featuettes.
Also arriving on July 19 will be Person of Interest: The Complete Fifth and Final Season … DVD and Blu-ray SKUs will be available.
Bonus goodies here include video of the 2015 Comic-Con panel and a pair of featurettes — “Finale for the Fans” and “Revelations of Person of Interest.”
Turning to Aug. 2, both DVD and Blu-ray collections of the FBI mystery series, Blindspot: The Complete First Season, will be ready for fans to savor — all 23 episodes.
Bonus extras include commentary on the pilot episode, a gag reel, the 2015 Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes and no less than seven featurettes — “Casting The Team,” “Oscar: The Handler,” “Weller Takes Action,” “Double Vision,” “Rich Dotcom,” “Make It GO Boom!” and “Tattooed Clues.”