'Elysium' Bound for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Oct 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi blockbuster starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster arrives on Blu-ray in December.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony will be releasing 'Elysium' on Blu-ray on December 17.

In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Combo Pack will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Collaboration: Crafting the Performances in Elysium - Meet the dynamic cast and get insight into how they prepared for their roles; and Engineering Utopia: Creating a Society in the Sky - A look at designing and creating the utopian space station.

Blu-ray exclusives include: Deleted Scene; Visions of 2154 - An interactive exploration of the art and design of Elysium; The Journey to Elysium; In Support of Story: The Visual Effects of Elysium - An in-depth look at the process of shooting visual effects scenes and incorporating CGI environments and vehicles into those scenes in post-production; The Technology of 2154 - From independently functioning Droids to next-generation military tech that gives humans machine-enhanced power, get insight from the filmmakers on the technology of Eysium.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $40.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Elysium' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under December 17.

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Elysium (Blu-ray)
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