‘Jobs’ gets digital, Blu-ray release dates

jobs blu-rayIt may have been a dud, critically and at the box office, but maybe Jobs, the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, will begin a new life as cult classic once it’s released on home video. Jobs will be available on Digital HD starting November 12, 2013, two weeks before it’s available on store shelves. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will be released November 26.

Kutcher plays Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple innovator and groundbreaking entrepreneur. The film follows Jobs’ early days as a college dropout and then co-founder of Apple before getting into his and the company’s meteoric rise in the world of technology.

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Ashton Kutcher and Abby Brammell in ‘Jobs.’

The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set also includes Digital HD with UltraViolet and the following special features:
• Deleted Scenes
• Ashton Kutcher is Steve Jobs: Ashton Kutcher and others discuss the challenges of playing one of the most enigmatic figures in American history, and co-stars reflect on how Kutcher transformed himself into the groundbreaking entrepreneur.
• The Legacy of Steve Jobs: Cast and crew reflect on how Jobs and his innovations have impacted and inspired everyone’s daily lives.
Jobs: Behind the Score: Composer John Debney explains how he approached creating the score.
Feature Commentary with Director Joshua Michael Stern

As of this writing, Jobs has made just $16 million domestically since its August 16 release date. It’s earned a Metascore of 44 (out of 100) on Metacritic, based on the average of 35 critic reviews. While a couple of outlets praised the film — The New York Daily News called it “entertaining and smart” — most others found it average or slightly below. USA Today said “The movie that bears his name settles on a blandly superficial treatment of a deeply complex man, ” while The Washington Post noted “The film is so thick with Jobs’s career highlights and lowlights that there’s little room for insights.”

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