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‘The Island’ Debuts on Blu-ray June 21st

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson star in The Island, Michael Bay’s take on a dystopian future.  The inhabitants of the island think that they live on it due to the rest of the planet being uninhabitable.  It’s much more than that.  The Island marked Michael Bay’s first project that was not produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  How will it hold up on Blu-ray?  We’ll see what happens when The Island debuts on Blu-ray June 21st, 2011.  

EWAN MCGREGOR AND SCARLETT JOHANSSON STAR IN
DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY’S STUNNING LOOK INTO A DYSTOPIAN FUTURE

THE ISLAND

Sci Fi Thriller Debuts on Blu-ray™ June 21, 2011 Boasting Multiple
Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes and Director Commentary

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Director Michael Bay delivers a mesmerizing look into the not-too-distant future in THE ISLAND, debuting on Blu-ray June 21, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer) and Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2) star as Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta, residents of a confined indoor community created after ongoing abuse of the Earth rendered most of the planet uninhabitable. One of the only places in the outside world still capable of sustaining life is an idyllic island where citizens are chosen to live through a lottery.  Or at least that’s what everyone believes.  When Lincoln discovers that they are actually clones kept alive to provide needed organs to the outside population, he and Jordan attempt a harrowing escape. THE ISLAND also stars Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”), Djimon Hounsou (The Tempest), Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) and Sean Bean (National Treasure).

THE ISLAND Blu-ray features commentary by Michael Bay, a making of featurette, a look at pre-visualization for the film and the featurette “The Future In Action”.


THE ISLAND Blu-ray

THE ISLAND Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.  Bonus features are presented in standard definition:

·         Commentary by director Michael Bay

·         The Future In Action

·         The Making of The Island

·         Pre-visualization: Forward Thinking


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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

10 Responses to “‘The Island’ Debuts on Blu-ray June 21st”


  1. Brian White

    OMFG! This is one of my favorite movies!!! I have it on uk Blu-ray. I will buy it again on US! I think I may be more excited about this than Star Wars. I need to check myself.

  2. Aaron Neuwirth

    Ugh, sorry Brian, there’s like half a decent movie and then half a decent looking, but really silly action movie here.

    It’s nowhere near Pearl Harbor bad, but I like Bay’s Giant Freaking Robot movies more than this one.

  3. Sean Ferguson

    More excited about The Island than Star Wars?! Wow. I agree with Aaron that The Island had potential but it really felt like two different movies. I liked it but obviously not as much as Brian! I sense a disturbance in the Force.

  4. Jiminy Critic

    OK, Brian, calm down! Check yourself, before you wreck yourself! Haven’t seen you so excited since your last “Burlesque” viewing…

  5. Aaron Neuwirth

    🙂 Haha. Jim for the Win

  6. Brian White

    Ok. Don’t get me wrong. Star Wars is great and all, but the feeling of euphoria and joy I get when The Island ends is immeasurable. IMO…The Island is one of the must underrated and unappreciated movies of the 2000’s. I’m just saying. I have no idea how you guys can continue to knock on Burlesque when you have not seen it. That’s like me saying Gone with the Wind sucks. I have never seen it and or do I want to, but I will never knock it. Again…I’m just saying.

  7. Aaron Neuwirth

    If you’re trying to tie not seeing Burlesque to not seeing Gone with the Wind, that’s an argument that wont have much support. Gone with the Wind is a classic and Burlesque was a poorly received, razzie award winner. We’re gonna knock it because we know it is going to suck without having to watch it. And it’s not even about the movie, but your unabashed love for it that we find so humorous.

    As far as The Island goes, your praise reminds me of when Ben Lyons called I Am Legend, “One of the Greatest Movies Ever Made!”

    It’s not like I wont defend movies I like that were regarded poorly by many others to the death either, so I admire you standing up for it…but I’m still gonna throw hits at you, because you can take it, because you have to 😉

  8. Gerard Iribe

    I hated I Am Legend. They butchered one of my favorite books.

  9. admin

    Is that from Dark Knight, Aaron?

  10. Aaron Neuwirth

    Of course.