Blu-ray, DVD Release: Lockout

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 17, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Lockout2012 science-fiction movie Lockout is like Escape From New York in space, but with bad reviews and no cult fanbase.

Executive produced and co-written by Luc Besson, who brought us the sci-fi awesomeness that is The Fifth Element and came up with the idea for Lockout, the film stars Guy Pearce (Memento) as a man who’s wrong convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. Pearce is offered his freedom if he can rescue the President’s daughter (Maggie Grace, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1) from an outer space prison when it’s taken over by violent inmates. Apparently, it’s an offer he can’t refuse.

Vincent Regan (Snow White and the Huntsman), Joseph Gilgun (TV’s Misfits), Lennie James (Colombiana) and Peter Stormore (The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus) also star in the film.

Lockout Blu-ray boxLockout didn’t wow critics or audiences. Washington Post‘s Michael O’Sullivan called the movie “meat-and-potatoes filmmaking at its most basic.” Some did like the movie, though — if you go in not expecting a great Oscar-winning epic: Chicago Reader critic J. R. Jones said Lockout is “cliched, ridiculous and very entertaining.”

The first feature film co-directed and co-written by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger, PG-13-rated Lockout grossed $15 million in theaters.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray offer an unrated version of the movie, instant streaming and download via UltraViolet and two featurettes

  • “Breaking Into Lockout
  • and “A Vision of the Future.”


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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.