New Release: Priest Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD

Priest movie scene

Paul Bettany (l.) takes care of business involving the undead in Priest.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released an unrated edition of the action horror movie Priest on Aug. 16, 2011, on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D, along with a DVD edition of the PG-13-rated theatrical version.

The Blu-ray 3D is priced at $45.99; the Blu-ray carries a list price of $35.99 and the DVD lists at $30.99.

This effects-and-action-filled movie stars Paul Bettany (Creation), Cam Gigandet (Easy A) and Maggie Q (TV’s Nikita) as rogue warriors on a mission to rescue a beautiful young woman (Lily Collins, The Blind Side) from a priest-turned-vampire (Karl Urban, And Soon the Darkness) who’s bent on destroying humanity.

Directed by Scott Stewart (Legion) and based on the popular Japanese graphic novel by Min-Woo Hyung, Priest also stars Christopher Plummer (The Last Station) and Stephen Moyer (TV’s True Blood). It received a wide release in theaters in the U.S. in mid-May grossed $29 million at the domestic box office after pretty dismal reviews. The New York Times‘ Mike Hale said of Priest: “There’s nothing in the hackneyed story or the derivative action scenes to make you take notice.”

Here’s a list of the special features on all the digital configurations:

  • commentary with director Scott Stewart, writer Cory Goodman, Paul Bettany and Maggie Q
  • deleted and extended scenes
  • “The Bloody Frontier: Creating the World of Priest
  • “Tools of the Trade: The Weapons and Vehicles”
  • Bullets and Crucifixes Picture-in-Picture Experience (Blu-ray only)
  • MovieIQ trivia track (Blu-ray only)
  • Weapons and Vehicle Exploration in 3D, with 360-degree views of Priest‘s weaponry in action (Blu-ray 3D only)

Check out the film’s trailer:


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