New Release: Battle Los Angeles DVD and Blu-ray

Battle: Los Angeles movie sceneThe second of the rivaling alien invasion movies from 2010, Battle: Los Angeles arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on June 14, 2011, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The other alien invasion film, Skyline, debuted on disc in March 2011.

Rated PG-13, the science-fiction Battle: Los Angeles follows a group of Marines, including due-to-retire Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole), as they try to rescue civilians, including Bridget Moynahan (TV’s Blue Bloods) and Michael Pena (The Lincoln Lawyer), trapped in a building after aliens invade Los Angeles. With the aliens taking more and more territory and killing every human they see, the group have three hours to get the civilians out of Los Angeles before the Air Force bombs the city. Ramon Rodriguez (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar) are also in the cast.

Battle Los AngelesWith mixed reviews, Battle: Los Angeles grossed $81 million in theaters, more than the dismally reviewed Skyline, but nowhere near 2005’s War of the Worlds‘ $589 million. Of course, that earlier film did have Stephen Spielberg and Tom Cruise.

Sony plans to release the movie in three versions: DVD ($28.95), single Blu-ray ($34.95) and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($38.96).

All versions come packed with a spaceship’s haul of special features, with the most on the Blu-ray editions. The DVD carries six featurettes:

  • Behind The Battle
  • Building the Aliens
  • Acting with Aliens
  • Shooting the Aliens
  • Preparing for Battle
  • Creating L.A. in LA

The two Blu-ray versions include those plus:

  • PS3 Theme
  • Resistance 3 Game Demo Hybrid – PS3 Game
  • Directing the Battle
  • Boot Camp
  • The Freeway Battle
  • Command Control
  • Staff Sergeant Nantz
  • Marine Behind The Scenes
  • Aliens Ambush The Marines
  • Battling Unknown Forces
  • Technical Sargeant Santos
  • Alien Autopsy
  • Gas Station Explosion
  • Visual FX on the Freeway
  • Do You Believe in Aliens?
  • Alien Command & Control


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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.