20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment made its first post-Labor Day product moves this past week. From Labor Day to Christmas is where the big summer films get street dates … as well as important TV series and catalog promotions.
Arriving on Oct. 4 as a three-SKU product array will be director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Ticket sales were a robust $154.5 million and the ARR works out to 130 days.
Planned for release are DVD, Blu-ray (a double-disc set featuring 2D and 3D viewing options) and 4K Ultra HD editions of the film.
Bonus features, which are exclusive to the Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD SKUs, include commentary by filmmaker Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg (Oscar nominated as a producer of The Martian), a feature-length documentary titled X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed, a wrap party video session and a gag reel.
In other release news this week, 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment has tabbed Sept. 13 for the next DVD edition of the internecine corporate struggles of Lucious Lyon’s Empire Entertainment with the release of Empire: The Complete Second Season.
Murder, betrayal, music and corporate intrigue, with a heavy dose of sex, mark this second season starring Terrence Howard as Lucious and Golden Globe-winner Taraji P. Henson as “Cookie.”
Bonus goodies include a half-dozen Studio Sessions, the four-part featurette titled “The Look of Empire” and four un-cut music performances.