Blu-ray, DVD Release: Divergent

Digital Release Date: July 22, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 5, 2014
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Lionsgate

DivergentScience-fiction movie Divergent is based on the first book in the New York Times best-selling novel series written by Veronica Roth.

The film stars Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now) as Beatrice, or “Tris,” who’s coming of age in a world where everyone’s separated into different factions based on their strengths. Triss’ problems start when she discovers that her strengths could put her in multiple factions, making her “divergent.”

When Tris finds out about a plot that puts everyone in all the factions at risk, she joins with Four (Theo James, Underworld: Awakening), an instructor for the militant faction Dauntless, to uncover the conspiracy.

Directed by Neil Burger (Limitless) on a screenplay by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Vanessa Taylor (TV’s Game of Thrones), Divergent also stars Ashley Judd (Frida), Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Ray Stevenson (The Three Musketeers), Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment), Tony Goldwyn (Conviction), Maggie Q (Priest), Mekhi Phifer (TV’s Lie to Me) and Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce).

Critcs panned Divergent, but moviegoers lauded it, possibly an extension of their love of the books. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film scored 41% with the former and 76% with the latter. And the PG-13 movie earned a whopping $147 million at the box office.

Divergent has secial features on both the DVD and Blu-ray. Here’s the list:

  • deleted scenes
  • audio commentary with director Neil Burger
  • audio commentary with producer team Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher (The Great Gatsby)

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack also contains:

  • documentary “Bringing Divergent to Life”
  • featurette “Faction Before Blood.”
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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.