Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has dated and detailed the highly anticipated Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo Pack release of Cloud Atlas, the ambitious, multi-part science fiction epic from director Tom Tykwer and producers/co-directors Andy and Lana Wachowski. Cloud Atlas makes its Blu-ray debut on May 14th.
Past. Present. Future. Everything is connected. From the creators of The Matrix trilogy and the director of Run Lola Run comes an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future. As one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. The story is a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings from the savagery of a Pacific Island in the 1850s to a dystopian Korea of the near future.
Based on author David Mitchell's best-selling novel of the same name, Cloud Atlas features an impressive ensemble cast that includes Tom Hanks (Apollo 13), Halle Berry (Monster's Ball), Jim Sturgess (The Way Back), Hugo Weaving (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Ben Whishaw (The Hour), Jim Broadbent (Topsy-Turvy), James D'Arcy (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), Doona Bae (The Host), Keith David (The Thing), Hugh Grant (About a Boy) and Susan Sarandon (Bull Durham).
The Blu-ray edition of Cloud Atlas features a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track. Extras include:
A Film Like No Other
Everything is Connected
Spaceships, Slaves & Sextets
The Bold Science Fiction of Cloud Atlas
The Impossible Adaptation
The Essence of Acting
Eternal Recurrence: Love, Life, and Longing in Cloud Atlas
Standard DVD copy of the film
UltraViolet digital copy of the film (expires 5/14/2015)
wow, sure took a while to come out, it will have been nearly 7 months since it opened in theaters when it finally comes out on Blu-ray.. I thought it looked interesting and have been waiting to see it.
I think the original trailers with the M83 song made it look a lot better though. song was epic.
Looks great as far as effects. But it looks like a remake of The Fifth Element or something. Especially the scenes with the Asian girl running around the futuristic city. To those who saw it, is it like Fifth Element?
This was the most audacious, ridiculous and spectacular movie of the past few years. It was guaranteed to be a box office flop just by carrying that 170 minute run time. Of course that means its plenty short for blu ray viewers who will happily sit through a full season of Breaking Bad in a weekend.
I really wanted to like this movie (based on the previews and actors involved), and there were segments that I did like, but overall it was a jumbled mess. It kept jumping back and forth between 4-5 different story lines. With a little better editing this could have been a masterpiece. Oh well.
Visually and technically it's an extremely well made film but overall I thought it was quite bland. Some of the stories are quite interesting but the whole film feels like someone trying to tell me something I already knew.
It makes itself out to be a film like no other but really it's just 6 separate stories that are loosely connected through visual plantations in the film. It's not bad, by any means, but for all the hype it didn't even come close to being the picture that was advertised. It has basically the exact same message as Beasts of the Southern Wild but Beasts is a much more organic and effective film and it was made on about 1/100th of the Cloud Atlas budget...
I wonder what I would've thought if I went in with any kind of expectations...