Posted Mon Dec 5, 2011 at 10:55 AM PST by Tom Landy
The heartwarming sci-fi underdog story will knock out Blu-ray in January!
In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista says 'Real Steel' is coming to Blu-ray on January 24.
The #1 movie in the country for two consecutive weeks during its theatrical run, 'Real Steel' is directed by Shawn Levy ('Night At the Museum' franchise, 'Date Night' and 'What Happens in Vegas'), produced by Steven Spielberg ('Saving Private Ryan,' 'Schindler's List'), with a screenplay by John Gatins ('Coach Carter,' 'Summer Catch'). Set in the not-so-distant future where boxing has gone high-tech and 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring, the film stars Hugh Jackman ('X-Men' franchise, 'Australia') as Charlie Kenton, Evangeline Lilly (TV’s Lost, 'The Hurt Locker') as Bailey Tallet, Dakota Goyo ('Thor') as Max Kenton, Kevin Durand ('I Am Number Four,' 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine') as Ricky, and Anthony Mackie ('The Adjustment Bureau,' 'The Hurt Locker') as Finn.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Countdown to the Fight—The Charlie Kenton Story, Sugar Ray Leonard: Cornerman’s Champ, Building the Bots, Making of Metal Valley, Deleted and Extended Scenes with introductions by Shawn Levy, and Bloopers.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is $39.99 and the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack is $44.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Real Steel' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 24.
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