Blu-ray, DVD Release: Zero Dark Thirty

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: March 19, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Zero Dark ThirtyThe search for and killing of Osama Bin Laden is dramatized again in Zero Dark Thirty.

The same story was detailed in the movie SEAL Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden, released on video-on-demand then DVD and Blu-ray in January 2013. But Zero Dark Thirty has bigger name actors and was screened on the big screen. The film was even nominated for five Academy Awards.

Zero Dark Thirty stars Jessica Chastain (The Help) as Maya, the female CIA operative who tracked the location of Osama Bin Laden. Her information sent SEAL Team 6 onto the historical mission.

Jason Clarke (Lawless), James Gandolfini (Killing Them Softly), Kyle Chandler (Argo), Mark Strong (Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy), Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Frank Grillo (End of Watch) and Chris Pratt (The Five-Year Engagement) are also in the movie, which was directed by Hurt Locker‘s Kathryn Bigelow.

Zero Dark Thirty Blu-ray boxZero Dark Thirty grossed a tidy $85 million in theaters, to huge acclaim from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reports a 93% approval rating. The movie was nominated for an Oscar in editing, sound editing, original screenplay, leading actress Chastain and Best Motion Picture of the Year.

Both the DVD and the Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack come with four featurettes:

  • “No Small Feat”
  • “The Compound”
  • “Geared Up”
  • and “Targeting Jessica Chastain.”

Both also have instant streaming of the film via UltraViolet.

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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.