Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Grey

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 15, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

The GreyLiam Neeson (Unknown) takes on a pack of wolves in The Grey, a film that Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers called “a true call of the wild.”

Based on a short story by co-screenwriter Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, the movie tells the story of John Ottway (Neeson), a sharp-shooting wolf hunter who must lead a group of oiling roughnecks on a dangerous trek through the Alaskan wilderness. The trip gets worse when their plane crashes on a remote mountaintop. With limited supplies, Ottway must get the eight survivors back to civilization while turning the tables on a pack of wolves that’s stalking the group.

Dermot Mulroney (J. Edgar), Frank Grillo (Warrior) and Dallas Roberts (TV’s The Good Wife) also star. The movie is the second teaming of Neeson with co-writer/director Joe Carnahan, who impressed us back in 2002 with Narc then in 2010 with the updated The A-Team, starring Neeson.

The Grey Blu-ray boxRated R for violence and language, The Grey grossed a tidy $51 million when it was in theaters, with good reviews from critics.

The DVD and Blu-ray have special features. Both contain these:

  • commentary with Carnahan and editors Roger Barton and Jason Hellmann
  • deleted scenes

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo also has:

  • a digital copy of the movie available for download through various retailer
  • streaming of the movie through UltraViolet
  • BD-Live
  • and Universal’s U Control Blu-ray features, which include picture-in-picture pre-visualization and storyboard comparisons, and Pocket Blu, which allows smart phones to interact with the Blu-ray player.

Check out The Grey‘s tense 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.