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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gods of Egypt - 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack Hitting May 31st

Gods of Egypt is one that I missed in theaters this winter. I can't say that I know many folks who made it out, but I'll let you know that Geoffrey Rus is one of my favorite modern actors, I liked I, Robot from director Alex Proyas and I dug The Last Witch Hunter written by Matt Sazama. I'm gonna give this one a shot. We should have a review up for you in the coming weeks, but until then check out the trailer and the info below concerning the upcoming release. I like to give all movies a chance, so let's see if this one can transcend its rather Transformers esque cover. Something about the battle of Gods no matter who forced into a modern Hollywood formula works for me. Look at all that CG though. It's like a digital painting of a movie.

Also, we may have a pending giveaway for the Blu-ray. More details once confirmed.

From Lionsgate:

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gerard Butler Fight for Power in a Battle for the Ages on Digital HD on May 17 and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack,
3D Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD on May 31

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 5, 2016) – The ultimate struggle to rule the world begins when Gods of Egypt arrives on Digital HD on May 17 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), 3D Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand May 31 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE Company. Directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot), written by Matt Sazama (The Last Witch Hunter) & Burk Sharpless (The Last Witch Hunter), and featuring stunning visual effects and production design, Gods of Egypt stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) with Gerard Butler (London Has Fallen) and Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine, 1996).

The ultimate battle between good and evil threatens to destroy all creation in this epic fantasy-adventure bursting with spectacular action and amazing special effects. Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau star as rival gods Set and Horus, who are locked in a war to rule the universe. To defeat the merciless Set, Horus joins forces with a brave mortal for a journey that will take them across Egypt, through the heavens, and into the afterlife in an unforgettable quest to save mankind.

The Blu-ray and Digital HD releases feature an in-depth look behind-the-scenes with six featurettes, plus storyboards of deleted scenes. The Blu-ray release also includes next-generation DTS:X immersive audio, which replicates and conveys the fluid movement of sound to create a richer soundscape by moving sound to precisely where the audio mixer placed it.

Gods of Egypt will be available in the following physical formats on May 31:
·       4K Ultra HD Combo Pack - $42.99 SRP
·       3D Combo Pack - $39.99 SRP
·       Blu-ray - $35.99 SRP
·       DVD - $29.95 SRP

BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES*
·     Deleted Storyboards

·     “A Divine Vision: Creating a Cinematic Action Fantasy” Featurette

·     “Of Gods and Mortals: The Cast” Featurette

·     “Transformation: Costume, Make-up & Hair” Featurette

·     “On Location: Shooting in Australia” Featurette

·     “The Battle for Eternity: Stunts” Featurette

·     “A Window into Another World: Visual Effects” Featurette

*Subject to change

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
·     “The Battle for Eternity: Stunts” Featurette

·     “A Window into Another World: Visual Effects” Featurette

*Subject to change

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