Apologies for the slightly late post on this announcement; Lionsgate Home Entertainment has now officially announced the US home entertainment releases for Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’. Hit the jump to […]
Apologies for the slightly late post on this announcement; Lionsgate Home Entertainment has now officially announced the US home entertainment releases for Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’. Hit the jump to read the full announcement including special features listings, disc specs and more.
”One of the best films of the year.”
“A tour de force of shock and awe…will haunt you for a good long time.”
– Rolling Stone
Acclaimed Thriller Seduces Audiences as It Arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 14 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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SANTA MONICA, CA (May 20, 2015) – The stylish, psychological thriller Ex Machina will leave audiences enthralled when it arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) July 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. After blowing away critics at its U.S. premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, the highly anticipated sci-fi film was theatrically released by A24 and has been applauded as “sizzlingly smart, gorgeous and astute” (Wall Street Journal), “a triumph” (The Playlist), and “the year’s best sci-fi movie” (Esquire). Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, Ex Machina is about a breathtaking android (A.I.) whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated—and more deceptive—than man could have imagined. Making his directorial debut, Ex Machina was written and directed by Alex Garland (writer of 28 Days Later, Dredd) and stars Domhnall Gleeson (upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Unbroken), Alicia Vikander (upcoming The Circle, A Royal Affair) and Golden Globe®-nominated actor Oscar Isaac (upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, A Most Violent Year).
After winning a competition to spend a week at the mountain estate of his company’s brilliant CEO (Isaac), programmer Caleb (Gleeson) arrives to discover he has been chosen to take part in a study of artificial intelligence. Sworn to secrecy and cut off from the outside world, Caleb meets his subject, a beguiling and seductive android (Vikander)—and is plunged into an A.I. experiment beyond his wildest dreams in this epic thriller charged with heart-stopping suspense.
The Blu-ray and DVD are packed with spellbinding extras including an in-depth behind-the-scenes featurette that examines the story development, the cast and characters, the production design, cinematography and location shooting in Norway, costumes and makeup and finally, visual effects along with a wrap-up. The discs also contain a Q&A with cast and crew from SXSW and eight vignettes. In addition, this release marks the first time a Blu-ray features DTS:X immersive audio technology. DTS:X replicates and conveys the fluid movement of sound to create a richer soundscape than previously possible by moving sound to precisely where the mixer placed it. Ex Machina will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
“Through the Looking Glass: Creating Ex Machina” 5-Part Featurette
Rating: R for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence
Type: Theatrical Release
Genre: Thriller/Sci Fi/Fantasy
Blu-ray Closed-Captioning: English SDH
DVD Closed-Captioning: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Feature Run Time: 108 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English DTS:X™ Audio, DTS Headphone:X™ Audio, English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™ and English 5.1 DTS Digital Surround™ Audio
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape – in front of, behind, beside and above the audience – more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits the space, from a television’s built-in speakers to a home surround theater system to a dozen or more speakers in a commercial cinema. With DTS technology, even the smallest screens will sound huge. Immerse yourself at www.dts.com/dtsx.
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