Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, Digital HD Release: The Great Wall

Digital Release Date: May 9, 2017, Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Release Date: May 23, 2017
Price: DVD $17.96, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.96, 4k Ultra HD $26.96
Studio: Universal

Mankind faces extinction from a monstrous enemy in the action-adventure epic The Great Wall starring Matt Damon (The Martian) and directed by Zhang Yimou (A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop).

When mercenary warrior William (Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, William’s quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.

Joining Damon in the movie are such international co-stars Jing Tian (The Flowers of War), Pedro Pascal (TV’s Game of Thrones), Andy Lau (Internal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers) and Willem Dafoe (John Wick).

Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD and Digital HD bonus features include the following:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Matt Damon in China – A personal, behind-the-scenes look at Matt Damon’s experience shooting The Great Wall in China. Featuring previously unseen footage of his preparation.
  • The Great Wall Visual Effects – VFX Supervisor Phil Brennan discusses the visual effects of The Great Wall.
  • Working with Director Zhang Yimou – Cast and crew discuss their reverence for the director.
  • Man vs. Monster – An exploration of the characters involved and the techniques used (SFX, stunts, VFX) in each of the three battles.
  • Weapons of War – A behind-the-scenes look at the huge undertaking required to create the weaponry for the film. Filmmakers discuss the ancient Chinese history and the mythology of the movie that influenced all of the designs.
  • Designing a Spectacular World – Production designer John Mhyre and Costume Designer Mayes Rubeo discuss how they designed the incredible sets and costumes.

Oh yeah, just to remind you, The Great Wall was a box office and critical dud, ringing up a disappointing $45 million at Stateside theaters and a paltry 35% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes earlier this year.


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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.