Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed their home entertainment releases of the Luc Besson film ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ which will arrive home early on Digital November 7, followed by the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD releases on November 21, 2017. No 3D Blu-ray release appears to be planned. Hit the jump to read the full announcement including bonus content listings, disc specs and more, plus artwork for all three physical releases.
“A visual masterpiece. Luc Besson again proves why he is a genius filmmaker.”
-Bill Zwecker, Fox TV
An Adventure Beyond Your Imagination
Luc Besson’s Visually Groundbreaking Epic Arrives on 4K Ultra HDTM Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on November 21
4K Ultra HD™ to include both Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®
Digital HD Available on November 7
SANTA MONICA, CA (September 13, 2017) –Packed with out-of-this-world action unlike anything you’ve ever seen,Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets heads to4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), and DVD November 21 from Lionsgate; and on Digital HD November 7 and On Demand November 21.Based on the best-selling French comic series “Valérian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, published by Dargaud – visionary writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga produced by Virginie Besson-Silla.Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets stars Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Cara Delevingne(Suicide Squad), Golden Globe®nominee Clive Owen(Children of Men), Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2014), Golden Globe®& Emmy®winner John Goodman (voice)(“Rosanne”)with 7-time GRAMMYAward® winner Rihanna, and Golden Globe® winner Rutger Hauer (Bladerunner). The film features a soundtrack by Oscar® winner Alexandre Desplat (Best Original Score, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014)
In the 28th century, Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
The Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets home entertainment release features the five part documentary “Citizens of Imagination: Creating the Universe of Valerian” which delves into the creation of the characters in the film, including both humans and alien lifeforms, along with insight into the production design, special effects, and stunts. The home entertainment release also features a “The Art of Valerian” photo gallery, and Enhancement Pods. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions feature Dolby Atmos® audio remixed specifically for the home-theater environment, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray also features Dolby Vision™ high dynamic range (HDR), growing Lionsgate’s library of titles featuring both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Together with the captivating sound of Dolby Atmos, consumers will experience both cutting-edge imaging and state-of-the-art sound technology for a fully immersive entertainment experience.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
4K/BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
- “Citizens of Imagination: Creating the Universe of Valerian” Multi-Part Documentary
- Paper, Ink, Flesh, Blood: Origins and Characters
- To Alpha and Beyond: Production and Stunts
- Denizens of the Galaxy: Humans and Aliens
- The Final Element: Visual Effects
- Wrap Up
- Enhancement Pods
- “The Art of Valerian” Photo Gallery
Year of Production: 2017
Title Copyright:© 2017 Valerian SAS / TF1 Films Production. All Rights Reserved.
Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Subtitles:Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 137 minutes
4K UHD Format:Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition16x9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
BD Format:1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
4K UHD Audio:English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio
BD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio
DVD Audio:English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio
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EuropaCorp is one of Europe’s leading film studios. Founded in 1999, EuropaCorp has operations spanning production, theatrical distribution, video and VOD, and television sales. EuropaCorp also has international rights, partnerships and licensing, production and soundtrack publishing activities. The Group has also been producing TV series since 2010. EuropaCorp’s integrated business model allows it to benefit from diversified sources of revenue. With a line-up boasting various types of films and a very strong foothold in international markets, the Group has produced France’s biggest international hits in recent years. EuropaCorp was founded by French filmmaker, screenwriter and producer Luc Besson. The Group owns a catalogue of 500 movies.
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