In the time leading up to this year’s Oscars, and the film’s release, much has been made about the difficult production behind the making of The Revenant. As such, it seems odd that the blu-ray for the movie, coming on April 19th, is incredibly sparse. It comes with only ONE special feature that delves into the historical aspect behind the events that take place.
Again, it seems like an odd choice, but I guess they want to keep the primary focus on the film itself. Check out all the details below:
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in one of the most talked about films of the awards season with THE REVENANT, arriving on Digital HD March 22 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Disc, Blu-ray & DVD April 19 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Taking home three Oscars including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Cinematography, THE REVENANT captivates audiences and was one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year, garnering over $380 million worldwide at the box office.
DiCaprio gives “a virtuoso performance” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in Oscar® Winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s (Birdman) cinematic masterpiece. Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT follows the story of legendary explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) on his quest for survival and justice. After a brutal bear attack, Glass is left for dead by a treacherous member of his hunting team (Tom Hardy; Mad Max: Fury Road). Against extraordinary odds, and enduring unimaginable grief, Glass battles a relentless winter in uncharted terrain. This “boldly original” (Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch) epic adventure captures the extraordinary power of the human spirit in an immersive and visceral experience “unlike anything you have ever seen” (Jake Hamilton, FOX-TV).
In addition to the honors at the Academy Awards, THE REVENANT also garnered, three Golden Globes, five BAFTA Awards, a DGA Award for Best Director (Iñárritu) and SAG Award for Best Actor (DiCaprio), among many other accolades. The film features stunning cinematography by three-time-consecutive Academy Award® winner Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki (Gravity, Birdman) along with outstanding supporting performances by Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn), Will Poulter (The Maze Runner) and making his big screen debut, newcomer Forrest Goodluck.
The Blu-ray includes the magnificent documentary “A World Unseen,” which takes viewers into the world of a 19th century America and uncovers the vision behind THE REVENANT and the parallels found in our world today through the film’s visionary director along with DiCaprio.
THE REVENANT Blu-ray Special Features
“A World Unseen” – A Documentary of The Revenant
Will you be picking up The Revenant on blu-ray on April 19th?