The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow will unfold on an HDTV near you soon, as Warner Bros. has announced the Edge of Tomorrow Blu-ray Combo Pack will blast into retail on Oct. 7. The movie takes place in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
Except, you know, an army led by Tom Cruise. Cruise plays Major William Cage, an officer who’s never seen a day of combat when he is dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again and again.
Think of it as a war-based Groundhog Day, minus the romance and little furry creature. It’s actually so similar in that regard that, like Bill Murray with a gun, Cage learns from his daily experiences, ultimately figuring out how to engage and defeat his adversaries. As Cage and Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
The Edge of Tomorrow Blu-ray will include the feature film and a host of bonus features, as outlined below. In addition, a Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack will also be available for those of us who have a 3D-capable TV.
Both the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and standard Blu-ray version include the same special features:
- Operation Downfall – Adrenaline Cut
- Storming The Beach
- Weapons Of The Future
- Creatures Not Of This World
- On The Edge With Doug Liman
- Deleted Scenes
All told, these Blu-ray special features amount to more than 90 minutes of additional content.
The standard DVD release of Edge of Tomorrow includes just two special features, “Weapons Of The Future” and “Creatures Not Of This World.”
In addition to being able to purchase the Edge of Tomorrow on Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on Oct. 7, that day also marks the day you’ll be able to stream and/or download Edge of Tomorrow from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Target Ticket, Vudu and Xbox. It will also be available on various Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers and for owners of a game console.