Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, Digital Release: The Dark Tower

Digital Release Date: Oct. 17, 2017, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 31, 2017
Price: DVD $17.96, Blu-ray $19.99, 4K Ultra HD $27.96
Studio: Sony

Idris Elba (Prometheus) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) star in epic dark fantasy adventure The Dark Tower, based on the popular Stephen King book series.

In the film (and series), Roland, the last Gunslinger (Elba) has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (McConaughey), determined to prevent him from destroying the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, the movie also stars Tom Taylor making his feature film debut, Katheryn Winnick (TV’s Vikings), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen).

Though it was highly anticipated, the film didn’t live up to expectations at the domestic box office this past summer, ringing up a so-so $51 million.

Nonetheless, the Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material, including deleted scenes, a blooper reel and “A Look Through the Keyhole,” which features three vignettes narrated by Roland and The Man in Black.  Also included are five behind-the-scenes featurettes that capture the imagination of fans. The filmmakers and Stephen King reveal the plot points that allowed the film to pay tribute to everything great about Stephen King’s novels while making it a whole new experience for fans in “Last Time Around.”  Fans step inside the fully realized sets and locations that play host to the physical embodiment of Stephen King’s Mid-World in “The World Has Moved On …”. For “The Man in Black,” Matthew McConaughey takes the audience inside his perceptions and process for portraying the villain Walter, aka The Man in Black. Fans go behind the scenes and inside the stunt team’s process for creating the action-packed battles in “The Gunslinger in Action”.  Stephen King discusses the journey from his book series to screen in “Stephen King Inspirations.”

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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.