the-martian

‘The Martian’, one of the highest grossing and best reviewed movies of 2015 is getting ready to land on home video early next year and we have the inside scoop on all of the cool extras (90 minutes worth!) that will be included.  On January 12. 2016 you can “Bring him home” as the film’s tagline says.

‘The Martian’ was directed by Ridley Scott and features Matt Damon and an all-star cast.  Here is the film’s description from the release:

From legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus) comes a gripping tale of human strength and the will to survive. During a mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (played by Academy Award winner Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind. But Watney is still alive. Against all odds, he must find a way to contact Earth in the hope that scientists can devise a rescue plan to bring him home. Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, THE MARTIAN provides a realistic glimpse into life in outer-space that will have you on the edge of your seat!

Here is the full official press release:

“THE BEST MOVIE ON THIS OR ANY OTHER PLANET!

-Pete Hammond, Deadline

ONE OF HOLLYWOOD’S MOST ACCLAIMED AND PROLIFIC DIRECTOR, RIDLEY SCOTT BRINGS A RIVETING STORY OF SHEER HUMAN WILL AND SURVIVAL

Ridley Scott’s Highest Grossing Film Ever Tops over $545 Million Worldwide to Date – on Digital HD Dec. 22 and 3D Blu-ray™,

Blu-ray™ & DVD Jan. 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA, Dec. 3, 2015 – Now anyone can “Bring Him Home” with the highly anticipated release of the stellar movie event of the year. Buckle up and brace for the thrilling journey that is Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s THE MARTIAN, arriving on Digital HD December 22 and 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray & DVD Jan.12, 2016.

From legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus) comes a gripping tale of human strength and the will to survive. During a mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (played by Academy Award winner Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind. But Watney is still alive. Against all odds, he must find a way to contact Earth in the hope that scientists can devise a rescue plan to bring him home. Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, THE MARTIAN provides a realistic glimpse into life in outer-space that will have you on the edge of your seat!

The 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD release will have more than 90 minutes of special features including an exclusive newly produced in-world retrospective starring Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sean Bean covering the “true” story behind the daring rescue seven years after the events of the film occurred. The Martian also includes two making of documentaries, a gag reel and more. Now you can become part of the universal phenomenon that has taken the galaxy by storm in the comfort of your own home.

THE MARTIAN BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Signal Acquired: Writing and Direction

    • Learn how the producers brought an acclaimed novel, a master director and a stellar cast together for THE MARTIAN. 

  • Occupy Mars: Casting and Costumes

    • Matt Damon and his ensemble of incredibly talented actors discuss their roles in THE MARTIAN.

  • 5 Theatrical In-World Pieces

    • Ares III: Farewell

    • The Right Stuff

    • Ares: Our Greatest Adventure

    • Leave Your Mark

    • Bring Him Home

  • Ares III: Refocused

    • Seven years after the events of Ares 3, take a deeper look at the true story behind Mark Watney’s daring rescue

  • Gag Reel

  • Production Gallery

THE MARTIAN BLU-RAY™
Street Date:                  January 12, 2016
Prebook Date:             December 22, 2015
Screen Format:            Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio:                         English DTS-HD 7.1
English AD Dolby Digital 5.1

Spanish 5.1 D

French 5.1 DD

Subtitles: English/Spanish/French

Total Film Run Time: Approximately 134 minutes

U.S. Rating P-13

Closed Captioned:      Yes

Closed Captioned: Yes

THE MARTIAN DVD

Street Date: January 12, 2016

Prebook Date: December 22, 2015

Screen Format: Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)

Audio: English 5.1 DD

Spanish 2.0 Surround DD

French 2.0 Surround DD

Subtitles: English / Spanish

Closed Captioned: Yes

And here is the official commercial for the DVD/Blu-Ray release:

It may a bit too late to add this to your Christmas list, but it may be just the thing to help you make it through the doldrums of winter, watching Matt Damon survive on his own in a hostile desert environment.

‘The Martian’ will be available on January 12, 2016.  Are you looking forward to adding it to your library?