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JUPITER ASCENDING Ascends To Blu-ray June 2nd!

Jupiter-AscendingJupiter Ascending is likely the most polarizing film of 2015’s first quarter.  Nobody went to see it and a lot of those that did, didn’t really care for it.  Personally, as a fan of the Wachowskis, it was one I was anticipating regardless of whether or not it was delayed.  Was it a good or great film?  No, not really and its admittedly a bit of a mess.  There was plenty to behold in it and appreciate, and it does entertain (I particular dug Drew McWeeny’s review of it over at HitFix).  For me, I’d rather take the ambitious/noble failure and film that just goes for it over something mediocre, safe or average any day of the week.  I’ll remember and take with me things both good and bad from Jupiter Ascending while forgetting films of the other ilk.  Jordan Grout had the best defense of this science fiction extravaganza when it came out stating “How can this movie be the worst?  It has freaking dinosaurs flying spaceships!”  Its coming to Blu-ray where I’m sure more will peak their curiosity and it will either continue to be hated or find itself the beginning of cult status.  We’ll see.  For now, check out the release announcement and details by scrolling down below.

“A completely original space epic….”

David Blaustein, ABC News

 

EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE WHEN

JUPITER ASCENDING

ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY 3D COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD ON JUNE 2 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

Blu-ray and Digital HD include

earth-shattering extras: Jupiter Jones: Destiny Is Within Us, Jupiter Ascending: Genetically Spliced and many more!

 

Burbank, CA, April 6, 2015 – From the creators of “The Matrix” Trilogy comes “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction action adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski, arriving onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on June 2 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike,” “Foxcatcher”) and Mila Kunis (“Oz the Great and Powerful”) lead a cast that includes Sean Bean (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Douglas Booth (“Noah”), Tuppence Middleton (“The Imitation Game”), Doona Bae (“Cloud Atlas”), James D’Arcy (“Hitchcock”) and Tim Pigott-Smith (“Alice in Wonderland”).

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” is written and directed by the Wachowskis. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom they have collaborated since “The Matrix” Trilogy, produced the film, together with Lana and Andy Wachowski. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

Jupiter Ascending” will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Packand 2-disc DVD Special Edition. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. All versions include a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “Jupiter Ascending” via purchase from digital retailers.

 

SYNOPSIS

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. 

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

 

“Jupiter Ascending” 3D Blu-Ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

·         Jupiter Jones: Destiny Is Within Us

·         Jupiter Ascending: Genetically Spliced Caine Wise: Interplanetary Warrior

·         The Wachowskis: Minds Over Matter

·         Worlds Within Worlds Within Worlds

·         Bullet Time Evolved

·         From Earth to Jupiter (And Everywhere in Between)

 

“Jupiter Ascending” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

·         Jupiter Jones: Destiny Is Within Us

·         Jupiter Ascending: Genetically Spliced

BASICS

Standard Street Date: June 2, 2015

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

3D Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese

3D Subtitles: English SDH, Parisian French, Latin Spanish, Bahasa – Indonesia, Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia

Running Time: 127 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence, sequences of sci-fi action, some suggestive content and partial nudity.

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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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