Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: The Martian

Digital Release Date: Dec. 22, 2015, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 12, 2015
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo $49.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


From legendary director Ridley Scott (AlienPrometheus) comes a the science fiction adventure drama The Martian, one of the best reviewed Hollywood films of the year and a worldwide blockbuster that has grossed a whopping $590 million at the international box office (and a dynamite $225 million in the U.S. alone).

During a mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon, Elysium), is presumed dead and left behind. But Watney is still alive! Against all odds, he must find a way to both survive on his own on Mars and contact Earth in the hope that scientists can devise a rescue plan to bring him home.

The-Martian-Movie-1_optBased on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, the film also features in its cast Jessica Chastain (Interstellar), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Jeff Daniels (Something Wild), Michael Peña (End of Watch), Sean Bean (Pixels), Kate Mara (Happythankyoumoreplease) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Half of a Yellow Sun).

The Martian was named one of the best movies of the year by the National Board of Review, which also awarded top honors to Ridley Scott for Best Director, Matt Damon for Best Actor and Drew Goddard (World War Z) for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital HD release will have more than 90 minutes of special features including an exclusive newly produced in-world retrospective starring Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sean Bean covering the “true” story behind the daring rescue seven years after the events of the film occurred. The Martian also includes two making of documentaries, a handful of featurettes, a gag reel and more.

 

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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.