Blu-ray, DVD Release: Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 19, 2013
Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Atlas Shrugged Part II movie scene

Samantha Mathis is Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged: Part II.

Powerful forces trigger a global revolution in the 2012 science fiction-tinged drama-mystery film Atlas Shrugged: Part II, an adaptation of acclaimed author Ayn Rand‘s best-selling 1957 novel.

Adapted for the screen by Duke Sandefur, Duncan Scott and Brian Patrick O’Toole (Cemetery Gates) and directed by John Putch, Atlas Shrugged: Part II is the second installment in a planned trilogy, with Part III tentatively slated for release in 2013. Atlas Shrugged: Part I was released on in theaters and on disc in 2011.

In the movie, the global economy is on the brink of collapse as brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Dagny Taggart (Samantha Mathis of The New Daughter, replacing Taylor Schilling, who portrayed Dagny in Part I), Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis – a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the world. But, the motor is dead… there is no one left to decipher its secret… and, someone is watching. It’s a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good.

Exploring themes of individualism, socialism and anarchy, the novel Atlas Shrugged is widely considered to be one of the most influential books of the last century.

Released on a limited basis to theaters in October, 2012, the PG-13-rated Atlas Shrugged: Part II grossed $3.4 million at the box office following a slew of not-so-great reviews.

The following bonus features are on the Blu-ray and DVD:

●    Behind The Scenes of Atlas Shrugged Part II
●    Sean Hannity Extended Segment
●    Deleted Scenes
●    Sneak Peek

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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.