Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, Digital HD Release: Concussion

Digital Release Date: March 15, 2016; Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 29, 2016
Price: DVD $26.99, Blu-ray $34.99, 4K Ultra HD $45.99
Studio: Sony


Will Smith in Concussion

Will Smith in Concussion

Based on a true story, the biographical sports drama  Concussion stars Will Smith (Focus) as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian immigrant and forensic neuropathologist who diagnoses a new brain disease and its link to concussion-related injuries in football players

Omalu was the neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. In the film, Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful – and beloved – institutions in the world.

Written and directed by Peter Landesman, Concussion  also stars Alec Baldwin (Still Alice), Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket), Paul Reiser (Whiplash), Luke Wilson (Middle Men) and Albert Brooks (This is 40).

The film didn’t do all that well at the domestic box office, petering out at about $35 million during its domestic theatrical run in December and January. It performed with equally tepid results with the critics—according to Rotten Tomatoes, it averaged a 60% rating based on the 164 published reviews. It makes you wonder what Jada Pinkett-Smith was getting so worked up about when her hubbie wasn’t nominated for an Oscar.

Concussion Blu-ray boxAnyway, here’s the breakdown of bonus features in the film’s various formats.

4K Ultra HD

  • Feature film in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*
  • Also includes the film and special features on high-def Blu-ray
  • *To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

Blu-ray

  • Nine Deleted Scenes
  • “Crafting Concussion” Featurette
  • “Inside the True Story” Featurette
  • Commentary with Director Peter Landesman

DVD

  • “Inside the True Story” Featurette
  • Commentary with Director Peter Landesman

 Digital

  • Nine Deleted Scenes
  • “Crafting Concussion” Featurette
  • “Inside the True Story” Featurette

 Digital Only Exclusives* Include:

  • The Article That Started It All
  • The Science Behind the Sport
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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.