Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Chappie

Digital Release Date: May 26, 2015, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 16, 2015
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $34.99
Studio: Sony

chappie1_optWriter/director Neill Blomkamp reunites with District 9 actor Sharlto Copley for the sci-fi action thriller Chappie.

In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force.  But now, the people are fighting back.  When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.  As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

Also featured in the film’s cast are Dev Patel (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Sigourney Weaver (Exodus: Gods and Kings) and Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Passed).

In terms of domestic box office, we’re sorry to say that the awesome-looking, R-rated Chappie did crappy, ringing up a disappointing $32 million.

Chappie Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray features all-new bonus materials, including an alternate ending and nine behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast discussing their characters and experiences on set; highlights about Chappie the robot; casting and motion capture; and an inside look at the film’s high-action stunt sequences. Also available in collectible digibook packaging, the Blomkamp3 Limited Edition Blu-ray Collection will include a 64 page booklet featuring artwork and notes from all three Neill Blomkamp films.


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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.