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Universal’s ‘The Purge’ release date on Blu-ray & UltraViolet

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the release date for The Purge on Blu-ray Disc and UltraViolet. The Blu-ray Combo Pack, which also includes a DVD and Digital Copy, will hit shelves on October 8, 2013. The Purge stars Ethan Hawke (Insidious, Training Day) and Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) in the horror/thriller written and directed by Assault on Precinct 13 screenplay writer James DeMonaco.

In addition to the feature film in four formats (Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet, and Digital Copy) the edition also contains the bonus “Surviving The Night: The Making ofThe Purge” — a behind-the-scenes featurette about the inspiration and making of the film. The bonus also contains interviews with Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder and Edwin Hodge.

The Blu-ray Disc is formatted in widescreen aspect ratio 2.35:1, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. MSRP is set at $34.99 for the Combo Pack.

Pop open the press release below for more details.

[showhide]UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — One night a year, all crime is legal and no one is safe in The Purge , a thought-provoking thriller from director and writer James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13, The Negotiator) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister). In a future America, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period, The Purge, in which any and all criminal activity, including murder, is legal. On this night, one family is tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home.

Starring Ethan Hawke (Sinister, Insidious, Training Day) and Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) as a husband and wife engulfed in the madness of a lawless night, The Purge will be available on Blu-rayCombo Pack with DVD, Digital including UltraViolet,and On Demand on October 8, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The Blu-rayCombo Pack allows fans to view The Purge anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-ray™ disc, a DVD, and Digital including UltraViolet™ for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.

  • Blu-ray disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and hi-def sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • UltraViolet is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs, including iPad®, iPhone®, Android and more.
  • Also includes Digital Copy.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray and DVD

  • Surviving The Night: The Making ofThe Purge –In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette, viewers discover how an act of road rage inspired writer and director James DeMonaco to create The Purge, what attracted the cast to the project and how the world of 2022 depicted in the film mirrors the world today. Featuring exclusive interviews with stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder and Edwin Hodge, this featurette asks the question: What would it take for The Purge to become reality?

SYNOPSIS

If you could commit any crime without consequences, what would you do? From the producer of Paranormal Activity and Sinister comes an inventive thriller that dares you to survive the most dangerous night in America–The Purge–when all crime is legal for 12 hours. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he sets in motion a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey) and their children to make it through the night without turning into the monsters they are hiding from.

CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge
Directed by: James De Monaco
Screenplay by: James DeMonaco
Producers: Michael Bay, Jason Blum, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Sebastien Lemercier
Director of Photography: Jacques Jouffret
Production Designer: Melanie Jones
Editor: Peter Gvozdas
Costume Designer: Lisa Norcia
Music by: Nathan Whitehead

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY
Street Date: October 8, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 6112636 (U.S.), 61126153 (CDN)
Running Time: 1 Hours 26 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: R for strong disturbing violence and some language
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Digital Surround 5.1 (Spanish and French)
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD
Street Date: October 8, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61125431 (U.S.), 61126154 (CDN)
Running Time: 1 Hour 26 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: R for strong disturbing violence and some language
Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1(English); Dolby Digital 5.1 (Spanish and French)
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

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