New Release: Sucker Punch DVD and Blu-ray

Sucker PunchZack Snyder’s (300) stylish babes with guns movie Sucker Punch arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on June 28, 2011, from Warner Home Video.

Receiving mostly bad reviews when it hit theaters, the PG-13-rated film gave a pretty poor showing at the box office, compared to Snyder’s earlier movies. Sucker Punch grossed a dismal $36 million, but 2004’s Dawn of the Dead took in $102 million, 2006’s 300 $210 million and 2009’s Watchmen $185 million. Next up from Snyder is the next Superman movie, Man of Steel.

For Sucker Punch, all of Snyder’s gritty computer-generated style couldn’t boost the fantasy movie above its bad story. New Yorker critic Bruce Diones said of the film: “The movie spins out of control, until it collapses in a heap, senseless.”

Sucker Punch Blu-ray/DVD boxStill, on disc, Sucker Punch should pull in the curious who didn’t want to pay the theater price. The film stars Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events) as a girl who’s institutionalized by her abusive stepfather and retreats into an alternate reality as a way to cope and escape from the mental hospital. Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Jena Malone (The Ruins), Vanessa Hudgens (Beastly), Carla Gugino (Spy Kids), Jon Hamm (TV’s Mad Men) and Scott Glenn (Secretariat) also star.

The high-definition version is a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with an extended cut of the movie and a downloadable digital copy .

The Blu-ray is priced at $35.99, with the DVD at $28.98.

Like other Snyder films on disc, Sucker Punch comes loaded with special features. Here’s the list for the Blu-ray:

  • extended version of the movie
  • digital copy
  • Maximum Mode feature
  • four animated short films
  • soundtrack featurette.

The DVD has just the short films and featurette.

Here’s the trailer:

 

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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.