Disc News: Oblivion appears in August
by Joe Corey on June 7, 2013

Tom Cruise dipped back into the world of Science Fiction with Oblivion>. The film brought him together with Morgan Freeman (Electric Company) in the year 2077. This is a relief to people who can’t image a future without the reassuring voice of Morgan Freeman. Oblivion is slated for release on August 6, but you can see it digitally sooner. Here’s the press release from Universal:

BE THE FIRST TO OWN OBLIVION ON DIGITAL JULY 23, 2013

A MUST-SEE IN HI-DEF AVAILABLE AUGUST 6, 2013 ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK WITH DVD & DIGITAL INCLUDING ULTRAVIOLET™

Universal City, California, June 4, 2013 – On a desolate, nearly ruined future Earth, Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible Franchise) and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, Wanted) star in the ground-breaking cinematic event Oblivion, a visually stunning, post-Apocalyptic thriller. A glimpse of a perilous future from visionary filmmaker Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy) and the producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oblivion is “unlike anything you’ve ever seen” (Moviefanatic’s Joel Amos), as one man confronts his mysterious past in a journey of redemption and discovery.

Based on Kosinski’s acclaimed graphic novel, the film also stars Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Seven Psychopaths), Andrea Riseborough (W.E., Happy-Go-Lucky), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Mama, “Game of Thrones”) and Oscar®-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Frozen River). Oblivion will be available on Digital July 23, 2013 as well as Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with DVD, Digital including UltraViolet™, and On Demand on August 6, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

It is 2077 and Earth has been decimated. Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is a drone repairman on the evacuated planet, working with his partner Vika (Andrea Riseborough) to salvage vital resources. As their assignment approaches its final days, Jack rescues a beautiful stranger (Olga Kurylenko) from a downed spacecraft, triggering a chain of events that forces him to question everything he thought he knew and leaves humanity’s fate in his hand. Intense, spectacular, and exciting (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood), Oblivion combines a taut and original story with mind-bending special effects for an epic adventure that shouldn’t be missed.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack allows fans to view Oblivion anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-ray™ disc, a DVD, and Digital including UltraViolet™ for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.

Blu-ray™ disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and hi-def sound.

DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.

UltraViolet™ is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet™ lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs, including iPad®, iPhone®, Android™ and more.

Also includes Digital Copy.

Bonus Features on Blu-rayTM and DVD

Feature Commentary with Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski

Deleted Scenes

Promise of a New World: The Making of Oblivion—A comprehensive and thought-provoking multi-part feature covering the making of Oblivion, including:

Destiny – Looks inside the conceptualization, development and pre-production of Oblivion and the planning that went into the Herculean task of shooting the epic film.

Voyage – Follows the creation of the amazing Bubble Ship from its early design conception to its journey around the world. (Blu-rayTM exclusive)

Combat – Explores the film’s ground-breaking action and death-defying stunts, all performed by one of the most popular movie stars in the world. (Blu-rayTM exclusive)

Illusion – Focuses on the film’s post-production and dazzling visual effects.

Harmony – Delves into the innovative musical world of M83.

M83 Isolated Score—Watch the entire film accompanied by the evocative music track.

SYNOPSIS:

This groundbreaking cinematic event stars Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, the lone security repairman stationed on a desolate, nearly-ruined future Earth. When he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft, her arrival triggers a nonstop chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows, and leaves humanity’s fate in his hands. Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman joins Cruise in this “visually stunning” (Pete Hammond, MOVIELINE,) explosive story from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™

Street Date: August 6, 2013
Running Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, DVS – 2.0 Dolby Digital DTS (English); Digital Surround 5.1 (Spanish and French)
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD

Street Date: August 6, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Running Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity
Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1(English); Dolby Digital 5.1 (Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

Available at Amazon.com.



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