New Release: The Adjustment Bureau DVD and Blu-ray

The Adjustment BureauThe acclaimed science-fiction romance The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon (Green Zone) and Emily Blunt (The Wolfman), debuted on DVD and Blu-ray on June 21, 2011, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

This is one film we’re excited about. Based on the short story “Adjustment Team” by great sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick (Total Recall, Minority Report), the movie considers the question of whether we can control our own destiny. Damon plays David Norris, a rising politician who falls for Elise Sellas, a promising ballet dancer (Blunt). As David tries to pursue a relationship with Elise, the Adjustment Bureau steps in to keep them apart explaining that their job is to keep people on track. Now David has to make a choice between love and fate.

Written by George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum) and his directorial debut, the PG-13 film also stars Terence Stamp (Valkyrie), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), John Slattery (Iron Man 2) and Jon Stewart in a cameo as himself. The movie, which also is a thriller, grossed $60 million in theaters.

Universal packed the DVD and Blu-ray — a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack — with special features.

Both include:

  • deleted and extended scenes
  • “Leaping Through New York” featurette about the filming of Damon’s race to the courthouse, with interviews with Damon, Nolfi, special effects coordinator Mark Russell and producers Michael Hackett and Chris Moore
  • “Destined To Be” featurette about how The Adjustment Bureau gave Damon the chance to play his first true romantic lead character in a movie, including interviews with Blunt, Nolfi and Damon
  • “Becoming Elise” featurette about Blunt’s dance training to play Elise, including interviews with Blunt, Damon, Nolfi and Blunt’s dance choreographer
  • and commentary by Nolfi.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo also offers these exclusive extras:

  • “The Labyrinth of Doors: Interactive Map of New York” which allows viewers to use the Adjustment Bureau’s network of portals to leap from location to location, trigger a short video in each place with a look behind the scenes or a scene from the film
  • BD-Live access
  • Pocket Blu that allows smartphones to interact with Blu-ray players
  • UHear, making sure viewers don’t miss any dialog
  • and My Movies, allowing viewers to rent such Universal movies as Meet the Parents, Fast & Furious, Mamma Mia!, Coraline, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Forgetting Sarah Marshall or Role Models to $2.99 each to be instantly streamed through BD-Live.

Check out the trailer below. Is this movie on your to-buy list?


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.