Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel from producers James Cameron and Jon Landau is coming to Digital and Movies Anywhere on July 9th, followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD July 23rd release date.
Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keenan Johnson star in the visually stimulating film that has amassed nearly $405 million at the global box office.
What’s noteworthy about this release, apart that it should look stunning in 4K, is that Fox — or is that Disney now? — has surprisingly opted to include not only Dolby Vision and HDR10, but the new HDR10+ format as well.
Keep in mind that HDR10+ and Dolby Vision are two competing HDR formats. Fox’s decision to include both rather than take sides will hopefully spur other studios to follow suit.
Alita: Battle Angel will also include Dolby Atmos audio on 4K Ultra HD and 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on Blu-ray.
You can’t fault Fox for skimping on bonus features once you get a load of this comprehensive list that will keep viewers busy for hours beyond the feature film.
- Alita’s World – get a deeper look into the world of Alita: Battle Angel with these dynamic motion comics.
- The Fall – a look back at the terrible war that almost destroyed two planets and set the stage for the cyborg warrior Alita’s return 300 years later.
- Iron City – Hugo gives a guided tour of the Iron City he knows, showing off its dark corners and broken-down neighborhoods.
- What it Means to be a Cyborg – hunter-warrior Zapan tracks his mark across Iron City while musing about what it means to be a cyborg.
- Rules of the Game – A high-octane “crash course” in Motorball, introducing the rules, game-play, and the top-ranked players and their arsenal of weapons.
- From Manga to Screen – a behind-the-scenes look into the origins of Yukito Kishiro’s beloved manga, “Gunnm,” and the long road to bring it to life on the big screen.
- Evolution of Alita – how Alita was brought to life, from the casting of Rosa Salazar, to performance capture, and final VFX by WETA Digital.
- Motorball – go inside Iron City’s favorite pastime, from the origins and evolution of the sport, to rules on how the game is played.
- Musical Themes – Composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) offers an in-depth examination of the key musical themes of his Alita: Battle Angel score.
- Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Cooking School: Chocolate – a cooking lesson on how to make delicious chocolate like that seen in the movie.
- Streets of Iron City – Director Robert Rodriguez gives a set tour of Iron City, with cast and crew insights, and a behind-the-scenes look at the city’s creation.
- Iron City
- Ido’s Clinic
- Ambush Alley
- Vector’s Office and the Factory
- Kansas Bar
- Allies and Adversaries – meet the allies and adversaries that Alita encounters in Iron City.
- Dr. Dyson Ido
- James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and cast Q&A, moderated by producer Jon Landau.
- Production Materials – explore the initial vision for the movie with art reels from 2005 and 2016.
- 2005 Art Compilation (2019) – James Cameron’s original compilation of concept art for the then-titled “Battle Angel: Alita,” presented with new voiceover and music.
- 2016 Art Reel – Lightstorm Entertainment and Robert Rodriguez’s 2016 compilation of concept art reflecting the design of the final film.
- Scene Deconstruction – view three different stages of the production – the original live action performance capture, the animation stage, and the final Weta VFX cut from four different scenes
- I Don’t Even Know My Own Name
- Just an Insignificant Girl
- I’m a Warrior Aren’t I?
- Kansas Bar
- Theatrical Trailers
- Alita – Official Trailer
- Alita – Battle Ready Trailer
Pre-order Alita: Battle Angel on 4K or other formats at Amazon.