=UPDATED April 14, 2016 with the Blu-ray Cover Art= Paramount Home Media Distribution has over a press release officially announcing and detailing the home entertainment releases of Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ which is set to arrive home early on Digital HD May 24, followed by Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on June 7, 2016. Cover art has yet to be released but we will make sure to update the post as soon as it becomes available. You can read the full announcement following the jump.
“A riveting and exhilarating true story”
— Steve Hayes, The Weekly Standard
FROM DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY COMES
A GRIPPING AND ACTION-PACKED STORY OF COURAGE
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
Intense True Story Arrives on Digital HD May 24, 2016
Own it on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack June 7
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand June 7, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD May 24.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with the members of the Annex Security Team
The 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD includes an hour of bonus content featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the six ex-military operators recounting the extraordinary detail involved in recreating the events from the attack. Plus, join the cast and crew as they highlight the filmmaking process and how director Michael Bay brought the film to life.
The Blu-ray containing the feature film is encoded in Dolby TrueHD and features a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment. Dolby Atmos delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI Blu-ray Combo Pack
The 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI Blu-ray containing the feature film is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Blu-ray containing the special features is presented in 1080p high definition with English 2.0 Dolby Digital and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
Disc #1 – Blu-ray
- Feature film in high definition
Disc #2 – Blu-ray
- For the Record: Finding the Truth Amid the Noise
- Uncovering Benghazi’s Secret Soldiers
- Preparing for Battle: Behind the Scenes of 13 Hours
Disc #3 – DVD
- Feature film in standard definition
The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital HD Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.
Paramount Pictures presents a 3 Arts Entertainment/Bay Films production of a Michael Bay film: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” Music by Lorne Balfe. Executive music producer Hans Zimmer. Produced by Erwin Stoff, p.g.a. and Michael Bay, p.g.a. Based on the book “13 Hours” by Mitchell Zuckoff and members of the Annex Security Team. Screenplay by Chuck Hogan. Directed by Michael Bay.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
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13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
Street Date: May 24, 2016 (Digital HD)
June 7, 2016 (Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand)
SRP: $39.99 U.S. (Blu-ray Combo Pack)
$29.99 U.S. (DVD)
U.S. Rating: R for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images and language
Canadian Rating: 14A for disturbing content, violence
*To experience Dolby Atmos at home, Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receivers and additional speakers or a Dolby Atmos-enabled sound bar are required; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment and will automatically play in the best possible way.