New Release: Hanna Blu-ray and DVD

Hanna movie scene

Saoirse Ronan is ready for action in Hanna.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment released the 2011 action-thriller movie Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan (The Way Back), Eric Bana (The Time Traveler’s Wife) and Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood), on Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 6, 2011.

The film focuses on the adolescent girl Hanna (Ronan), who has being raised by her father Erik (Bana), an ex-CIA agent, in the wilds of Finland. Having trained his daughter to be the perfect assassin, Erik decides its time for her to show what she’s got, and so he sends her out into the world on a mission. Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe, eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna learns startling revelations about her past, all of which could greatly alter her future.

Also starring Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class) and Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer), Hanna was directed by Joe Wright, who worked with young Ms. Ronan before in his 2007 film Atonement and will collaborate with her again in the upcoming Anna Karenina.

Hanna received a wide release in theaters in April and grossed some $40 million at the domestic box office.

Here’s a list of the bonus features scheduled for the Blu-ray and DVD of the PG-13-rated movie:

  • alternate ending
  • deleted scenes
  • “Anatomy of a Scene: The Escape From Camp G” featurette that breaks down Hanna’s escape, from getting the actors prepped to the special effects
  • commentary with director Joe Wright
  • “Adapt or Die” featurette about the training and acting process Saoirse Ronan went through to become Hanna. (Blu-ray only)
  • “Central Intelligence Allegory” in which the filmmakers and cast reveal their approach to this adventure thriller. (Blu-ray only)
  • “Chemical Reaction” look at The Chemical Brothers’ process of writing and scoring all of the music in the film, as the musicians themselves talk about their unique approach to the task of composition. (Blu-ray only)
  • “The Wide World of Hanna” with the filmmakers traveling from icy Finland to scorching Morocco and then from empty deserts to post-punk Berlin, finding the perfect locations. (Blu-ray only)
  • movie promo (Blu-ray only)
  • digital copy (Blu-ray only)

Here’s the movie’s trailer:


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