Kevin Costner’s never one to shy away from sports movies, and Lionsgate’s never one to miss a marketing opportunity. His latest film, Draft Day, lives up to both trends, as the studio has announced the Draft Day Blu-ray release date as Sept. 2.
Not coincidentally, the 2014 NFL kickoff to the season is just two days later, on Sept. 4.
Before the Draft Day Blu-ray release date ever hits, Lionsgate will release the game on Digital HD well before the 2014 NFL kickoff, on August 19, and on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 29. The Draft Day DVD and Blu-ray combo pack will both release on the later Sept. 2 date.
In Draft Day, Kevin Costner (as General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr.) pulls off a blockbuster trade leaving him in control of the #1 pick in the Draft. Up against fan pressure, an ambitious owner and a hard-nosed coach, Sonny faces the biggest decision of his life: select the consensus #1 pick or trust his instincts and risk losing it all?
The Draft Day Blu-ray Combo Pack bonus materials include an exclusive 58-minute “making of” featurette titled “On The Clock: The Making of Draft Day,” and “Welcome to Primetime,” an inside look behind-the-scenes of the NFL Draft. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD special features include audio commentary with writers Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman plus deleted scenes.
The Draft Day Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively. Amazon.com does have them both at a slight discount if you pre-order them, so you may as well snag the Draft Day Blu-ray from the online retailer.
In addition to the 1080p presentation, the Draft Day Blu-ray set will support 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.