Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Blackhat

Digital Release Date: May 5, 2012, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 12, 2015
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal

The technology-infused crime thriller Blackhat from filmmaker Michael Mann (Thief) stars Chris Hemsworth (Rush) in a story about a brilliant black hat hacker, Nicholas Hathaway, who’s released from prison and recruited by Federal law enforcement to stop a dangerous, global criminal network that operates from an unknown base somewhere in Asia.

Chris Hemsworth in Blackhat

Chris Hemsworth in Blackhat

Hathaway and his team embark on a journey that takes them from Los Angeles and Hong Kong to Perak, Malaysia and Jakarta. As Hathaway closes in, and as unanticipated consequences have made it all personal, he discovers the cyber sabotage of a Chinese nuclear power plant was just the beginning…

Also starring in the movie are Viola Davis (The Help) as a tough-minded security specialist, Wang Leehom (Lust, Caution) as a Chinese military captain and cyber warfare expert, and Wei Tang (Dragon) as a recruited cyber specialist and Hathaway’s lover.

Not-so-well-received by the critics, who gave it a tepid 33% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes, Blackhat grossed an equally disappointing $8 million at the domestic box office. It’s considered to be 2015’s first major flop…!

Regardless, Blackhat’s Blu-ray and DVD contain the following featurettes:

  • Creating Reality
  • The Cyber Threat (Blu-ray only)
  • On Location Around the World (Blu-ray only)


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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.