Blu-ray, DVD Release: Fury

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 27, 2015
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $34.99
Studio: Sony


Fury1_optDavid Ayer (Sabotage, End of Watch) directs the manly ensemble of Brad Pitt (World War Z), Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief), Michael Peña (End of Watch) and Jon Bernthal (Snitch) in the gritty, action-filled war film Fury.

In April, 1945, as the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, battle-hardened army sergeant Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Fury Blu-ray boxReleased wide to U.S. theaters in October, 2014 to positive reviews, Fury went on to gross a solid $85 million at the domestic box office.

Here’s a breakdown of the bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD discs:

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

o   More than 50 minutes of Deleted & Extended Scenes

o   Photo Gallery

o   Three All-new Featurettes:

  • “Director’s Combat Journal” – David Ayer gives an account of the months spent in the English countryside shooting, finding antique tanks to drive and managing the scale of production that a WWII movie demands.
  • “Armored Warriors: The Real Men Inside the Shermans” – Some of the real-life soldiers who lived and fought day-to-day in a Sherman tank reflect on their WWII experience.
  • “Taming the Beast: How to Drive, Fire, & Shoot Inside a 30-Ton Tank” – Experts demonstrate how the giant Sherman tanks operate and fire. In this featurette, the camera also goes inside the tank to bring an in-depth, point-of-view experience, along with cast and crew reflections on filming in the “human sardine can.”

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:

o   “Blood Brothers” featurette – The cast and crew discuss their roles and on-set dynamics.

 

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.