'Battleship' Sinks Blu-ray

Posted Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Peter Berg's action-packed alien invasion film inspired by the classic board game will sail onto Blu-ray in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal will deploy 'Battleship' on Blu-ray on August 28.

Against all odds, a daring young naval officer and his heroic crew launch an all-out military showdown against a superior alien force in this enthralling, thrill-ride that will have viewers holding their breath through the final gripping face-off.

Hasbro – makers of the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises – joins with powerhouse filmmaker Peter Berg ('Hancock,' 'The Kingdom,' 'Friday Night Lights') to create this thrilling film inspired by Hasbro’s popular naval combat game, Battleship. The film stars Taylor Kitsch ('X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' 'John Carter'), Liam Neeson ('The Grey,' 'Taken'), Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”), global music superstar Rihanna in her motion-picture debut, Brooklyn Decker ('Just Go With It'), and Tadanobu Asano ('Thor,' upcoming '47 Ronin'), with a supporting cast that includes Hamish Linklater ('Fantastic Four'), Jesse Plemons (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”), and in his professional acting debut, U.S. Army Colonel Gregory D. Gadson, a battalion leader who lost both legs in Iraq in 2007.

The Blu-ray/DVD/UV Combo Pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Preparing for Battle; All Hands on Deck: The Cast; Engage in Battle; and a mess of Blu-ray exclusives including: Alternate ending pre-visualization with commentary by Peter Berg; The Visual Effects of Battleship; All Access with Director Peter Berg; USS Missouri VIP Tour; Commander Pete; Second Screen functionalities - Alien Tech 3D Model Turntable Explosions.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Battleship' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under August 28.

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Battleship (Blu-ray)
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