Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced their home entertainment releases of the Oliver Stone directed ‘Snowden’ which will arrive home early on Digital HD December 20, followed by the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD releases which will be available on December 27, 2016. Hit the jump to check out the announcement including bonus content listings, along with a trailer for the release and artwork for both physical editions.
BASED ON THE REMARKABLE TRUE STORY,
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT STARS IN THE RIVETING POLITICAL THRILLER DIRECTED BY ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER OLIVER STONE
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON DECEMBER 20, 2016
AND ON BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON DEMAND ON DECEMBER 27, 2016
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
– Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
“The ultimate true-life hacker thriller!”
– Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Universal City, California, November 1, 2016 – A fascinating look inside the brilliant mind of Edward Snowden and the unveiling of the U.S. government’s top secrets, Snowden debuts on Digital HD on December 20, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and On Demand on December 27, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® winner Oliver Stone (Platoon, Nixon), this suspenseful drama tackles one of the most important and incredible true stories of the 21st century. The Blu-ray™ and DVD showcase captivating bonus content including deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and an interview with the elusive Edward Snowden himself.
“Powerful” (Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood) and “provocative” (Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post), the film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50, Inception) as Edward Snowden alongside an all-star cast including Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story), Tom Wilkinson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma), Melissa Leo (The Big Short, The Fighter) and Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad, Fury).
Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller reveals the astonishing untold personal story of Edward Snowden (Gordon-Levitt), the controversial figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. A hero to some and a traitor to others, the riveting story of what led him to that fateful decision makes for what critics call “the most important and galvanizing political drama by an American filmmaker in years” (Owen Gleiberman, Variety).
BLU-RAY and DVD BONUS FEATURES:
-Finding the Truth: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, and Oliver Stone discuss what attracted them to the project and how they worked together to tell Edward Snowden’s story.
-Snowden: Q&A: A panel discussion about the film featuring Edward Snowden, Oliver Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. Moderated by Matt Zoller Seitz