New Release: Green Lantern DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Release Date: Oct. 14, 2011
Price: DVD $27.87, Blu-ray $34.87 (rental only), Blu-ray/DVD combo $35.99, Blu-ray 3D $44.95
Studio: Warner Home Video

Green LanternPanned by critics, Warner’s live-action Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds (Paper Man) as the emerald superhero, did get some love from audiences.

In the movie, which is based on the DC comic, Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, a test pilot with a responsibility problem. When he finds a dying alien in a crashed ship, Jordan inherits a mystical green ring that transforms him into the newest member of the Green Lantern squad of intergalactic superheroes. Soon he’s battling evil forces on Earth as well as in the universe.

The PG-13 film has quite the cast, which also includes Blake Lively (The Town), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education), Mark Strong (The Way Back), Tim Robbins (War of the Worlds) and Angela Bassett (Jumping the Broom).

Despite mixed reviews, the science-fiction movie grossed $115.6 million at the U.S. box office, but didn’t cover its reported budget of an estimated $200 million.

Green Lantern Blu-ray boxOn Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D, Green Lantern comes in an extended cut and the version that was shown in theaters. In the Blu-ray 3D package, which also contains a DVD and Blu-ray disc, only the theatrical film is in 3D; the extended version is in 2D.

Warner’s Maximum Movie Mode with picture-in-picture features, which was also on the Sucker Punch Blu-ray, among others, is on the Blu-ray versions, as well as these special features:

  • “Ryan Reynolds Becomes Green Lantern”
  • “Universe According to Green Lantern”
  • WBA Green Lantern animated series promotion
  • digitally enhanced new Justice League book #1
  • and deleted scenes.

Both of the Blu-ray versions also include a digital copy of the movie.


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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.