Blu-ray, DVD Release: Chronicle

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 15, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

ChronicleScience-fiction movie Chronicle proved that films don’t need a heap of star power to be good.

Chronicle tells the story of three high school friends — Dane DeHaan (TV’s In Treatment), Alex Russell (Almost Kings) and Michael B. Jordan (Red Tails) — who discover that they have superpowers. It’s all fun and games until things get dangerous. Soon the boys’ lives start spinning out of control and the friendships are tested.

The PG-13 movie doesn’t have a big name director, either. It’s the first feature film helmed by Josh Trank (TV’s The Kill Point) and the first movie written by Max Landis, based on a story they came up with together.

Reportedly produced for a relatively low $12 million budget, Chronicle was hailed by critics and grossed a tidy $64.2 million.

Chronicle Blu-ray boxHollywood Reporter critic Todd McCarthy called the film “a quite clever boys-gone-wild-on-telekinetic-powers fantasy.”

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack contains a Director’s Cut of Chronicle, with extra footage about the teens.

The Blu-ray also includes these special features:

  • deleted scene “Matt and Casey in the Kitchen”
  • pre-viz
  • camera test
  • theatrical trailer
  • soundtrack info
  • and a downloadable 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.