Blu-ray, DVD Release: Premium Rush

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 21, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Premium RushJoseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) is hell on two wheels in the action movie Premium Rush.

Gordon-Levitt plays Wilee, a bike messenger on the brutal New York City streets who’s known for getting his packages across town in record time. But after he’s requested to get a package to its destination by a strict deadline, he’s chased by a corrupt cop (Michael Shannon, TV’s Boardwalk Empire: Season 1) who will stop at nothing to intercept it.

War of the Worlds writer David Koepp co-wrote the screenplay for Premium Rush along with John Kamps (Ghost Town), and Koepp also served as director for the thriller film.

Despite good reviews, PG-13-rated Premium Rush grossed $20 million in theaters, lower than other movies of the same kind. Which is a surprise. The fast-paced film was called “hyper-adrenalized entertainment” by Sacramento News & Review critic Jim Lane.

The movie is one to check out on disc.

Sony kept the special features on the DVD and Blu-ray sparse. Just two featurettes:

  • “The Starting Line: Meet the Cast”
  • and “Behind the Wheels: Featurette on the Action, Stunts and Chases.”

Both the DVD and Blu-ray also offer instant streaming and a downloadable digital copy of the film via UltraViolet.

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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.