New Release: Armageddon, Tombstone Blu-ray

Armageddon Blu-ray boxWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment brought out two action-packed titles to Blu-ray on April 27, 2010: Armageddon and Tombstone.

Director Michael Bay’s R-rated end-of-the-world/science-fiction actioner Armageddon, which grossed $201 million when it hit theaters back in 1998, stars Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler and lots of sunsets (a Michael Bay movie isn’t a Michael Bay movie without a couple well-shot sunsets). The plot: A meteor threatens to destroy life on Earth, and NASA sends a team of oil drillers into space to blow it up. Along the way, everything goes wrong.

Like it’s already-available DVD, the Blu-ray includes just one extra feature: Aerosmith’s music video for “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”

Tombstone Blu-ray box1993’s Tombstone, which grossed $56 million in theaters and is rated PG-13, stars Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott and Bill Paxton as the Earp brothers and Val Kilmer in a delicious performance as Doc Holliday (long before MacGruber).

Like Armageddon, the Tombstone Blu-ray includes the same special features as on past DVD releases:

  • three part making-of featurette: “An Ensemble Cast,” “Making an Authentic Western” and “The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral”
  • original storyboards

Each of the movies was priced at $29.99 on Blu-ray.

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.