Blu-ray, DVD Release: Ex Machina

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 14, 2015
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Lionsgate

The science fiction psychological thriller Ex Machina is about a breathtaking android whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated—and more deceptive—than man could have imagined.

Alicia Vikander is Ava in Ex Machina

Alicia Vikander is Ava in Ex Machina

After winning a competition to spend a week at the mountain estate of his company’s brilliant CEO (Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis), programmer Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson, Calvary) arrives to discover he has been chosen to take part in a study of artificial intelligence. Sworn to secrecy and cut off from the outside world, Caleb meets his subject, a beguiling and seductive android (Alicia Vikander, A Royal Affair) and is plunged into an A.I. experiment beyond his wildest dreams.

Making his directorial debut, Ex Machina was written and directed by Alex Garland, the writer of Never Let Me Go, Dredd and Sunshine. It grossed $20 million at the domestic box office upon its limited release to theaters this spring.

The Blu-ray and DVD are packed with extras, including an in-depth behind-the-scenes featurette that examines the story development, the cast and characters, the production design, cinematography and location shooting in Norway, costumes and makeup and finally, visual effects along with a wrap-up.  The discs also contain a Q&A with cast and crew from SXSW and eight vignettes.

Addition, this release marks the first time a Blu-ray features DTS:X audio technology. DTS:X replicates and conveys the fluid movement of sound to create a richer soundscape than previously possible by moving sound to precisely where the mixer placed it.


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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.