Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed their home entertainment releases of ‘The Dark Tower’ film; based upon the epic novel series (and one of my personal favorites) by Stephen King. The film will be available to own early on Digital beginning October 17, followed by the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD releases on October 31, 2017. Continue after the jump to read the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings and more, plus artwork for the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray releases.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“It delivers Idris Elba as an action hero”~ Scott Mendelson, FORBES
Based on the Best-Selling Book Series by Stephen King
THE DARK TOWER
Starring Idris Elba and Academy Award® Winner Matthew McConaughey
Debuting on Digital October 17
On 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™, Blu-ray & DVD October 31
Blu-ray Includes Deleted Scenes, Five Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, and more!
CULVER CITY, Calif. (September 19, 2017) –Idris Elba (Prometheus) and Academy Award®winner Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club, 2013) star in THE DARK TOWER, the epic adventure based on the Stephen King book series, debuting on digital October 17 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™, Blu-ray and DVD October 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland, the last Gunslinger (Idris Elba) has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from destroying the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle.THE DARK TOWER also stars Tom Taylor making his feature film debut, Katheryn Winnick (“Vikings”), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Best Supporting Actor, Little Children, 2006).
THE DARK TOWER Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material, including deleted scenes, a blooper reel and “A Look Through the Keyhole,” which features three vignettes narrated by Roland and The Man in Black.Also included are five behind-the-scenes featurettes that capture the imagination of fans. The filmmakers and Stephen King reveal the plot points that allowed the film to pay tribute to everything great about Stephen King’s novels while making it a whole new experience for fans in “Last Time Around.” Fans step inside the fully realized sets and locations that play host to the physical embodiment of Stephen King’s Mid-World in “The World Has Moved On …”. For “The Man in Black,” Matthew McConaughey takes the audience inside his perceptions and process for portraying the villain Walter, aka The Man in Black.Fans go behind the scenes and inside the stunt team’s process for creating the action-packed battles in “The Gunslinger in Action”. Stephen King discusses the journey from his book series to screen in “Stephen King Inspirations.”
Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King. The last Gunslinger, Roland (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
From Columbia Pictures and MRC,directed by Nikolaj Arcel from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel, THE DARK TOWER was produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Erica Hugginsand executive produced by G. Mac Brown and Jeff Pinkner.
Digital&Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:
- Deleted Scenes
- A Look Through the Keyhole
- Five Featurettes
- “Last Time Around”
- “The World Has Moved On…”
- “The Man in Black”
- “The Gunslinger in Action”
- “Stephen King Inspirations”
DVD Materials Include:
- Two Featurettes:
- “The Man in Black”
- “The Gunslinger in Action”
4K Ultra HD Includes:
- Feature film presented with Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound
- Blu-ray with above bonus materials
THE DARK TOWER has a run time of approximately 98minutes and is rated PG-13 for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action.
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