Blu-ray, DVD Release: Olympus Has Fallen

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 13, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Olympus Has FallenOlympus Has Fallen is like Die Hard in the White House, replacing Bruce Willis with Gerard Butler (Chasing Mavericks).

In the R-rated action movie, Butler plays Mike Banning, a disgraced former Presidential guard forced to work on the outside of the White House. But after terrorists take over the nation’s capitol building, Banning must put his bad-ass self in high gear to save the day.

The film also stars Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole) as the President, Morgan Freeman (Oblivion) as the Speaker of the House, Angela Bassett (Green Lantern), Melissa Leo (Flight), Ashley Judd (Dolphin Tale), Dylan McDermott (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Robert Forster (The Descendants) and Radha Mitchell (The Crazies).

Acclaimed action filmmaker Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest) directed Olympus Has Fallen, from a script by first-time writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.

Moviegoers lapped up the bullets and explosion movie, enjoying it to the tune of $99 million in theaters. This might have shocked critics, who gave the film only 47% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes, with Time Out‘s Guy Lodge saying “The thrills and the effects are cheap,” and Chicago Reader‘s Drew Hunt calling the movie “ludicrous.” Moviegoers liked it better, though, scoring Olympus Has Fallen at 72%.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo comes with these special features:

  • “Under Siege: The Making of Olympus Has Fallen
  • “The Epic Ensemble”
  • “Creating the Action: Visual FX & Design”
  • “Deconstructing the Black Hawk Sequence”
  • “Ground Combat: Fighting the Terrorists”
  • bloopers
  • and instant streaming and digital copy of the movie 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.