Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Battle of the Year

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 10, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99, Blu-ray 3D $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Battle of the YearBreak-dancing makes a return in Battle of the Year.

The movie follows the underdog American team, as they try to win the international Battle of the Year competition under the guidance of coaches Blake (Josh Holloway, TV’s Lost) and Franklyn (Josh Peck, Red Dawn).

Laz Alonso (Avatar), Caity Lotz (TV’s Arrow) and singer Chris Brown also are in the cast.

Battle of the Year was panned by critics, who gave it only 5% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers liked it better, but even they gave the film mixed reviews, and it grossed a low $8.9 million in theaters.

Sony has added a bunch of extras to the high-definition Blu-ray and a couple to the DVD too.

Here’s the list:

  • extended dance sequences from three scenes
  • featurette “This Is Planet B Boy” in which the filmmakers explore the B-Boy history and culture
  • featurette “The Art of B-Boying: A Guide to Breaking,” with the cast and crew going through elements of the B-Boy lifestlye and offering up an insider’s guide to dance moves and b-boy names (DVD)
  • featurette “Preparing for Battle: Training & Rehearsals,” about the hours behind the dance sequences (DVD)
  • digital copy and instant streaming with 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.