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Hey it’s my birthday but more importantly it’s Tuesday. And we’re getting annihilated, not because it’s my birthday but because Annihilation is out on blu-ray today.


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From the director of Ex Machina comes one of the year’s most critically acclaimed thrillers. Biologist and former soldier Lena (Natalie Portman) is shocked when her missing husband (Oscar Isaac) comes home near death from a top-secret mission into The Shimmer, a mysterious quarantine zone no one has ever returned from. Now, Lena and her elite team must enter a beautiful, deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures, to discover how to stop the growing phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth. Experience this visually stunning film that will leave you on the edge of your seat. – Paramount Pictures

This is another one of those movies I missed in theaters that I really wanted to see. I haven’t heard a single bad thing about Annihilation. Apparently, this movie is a mind blending sci-fi extravaganza based on a book that people like and with the cast it has, how could this movie be bad?

Included with the Blu-ray:

  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • Digital HD
  • Special Features
    • Part 1 – SOUTHERN REACH
      • Refractions – See how director Alex Garland created the tone, textures and color palettes for the various film environments on set.
      • For Those That Follow – Listen to the cast’s perspective on their roles and learn why they found the story so intriguing.
    • Part 2 – AREA X
      • Shimmer – See how filmmakers transformed real set locations to create the world of Annihilation.
      • Vanished into Havoc – Check out all the action as cast and crew walk you through the mind-blowing stunts and special effects.
    • Part 3 – TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
      • Unfathomable Mind – Learn why the visual effects are integral to achieving director Alex Garland’s overall vision for Annihilation.
      • The Last Phase – Listen to the cast and crew share their fondest memories from filming Annihilation.

I’m very excited to pick this one up, you can buy Annihilation here.

Also available this week:

  • Au hasard Balthazar Criterion Collection release
  • Miss Stevens
  • Midnight Cowboy Criterion Collection release
  • Red River Criterion Collection release
  • The Two of Us
  • What We Started
  • Detectorists Season 3
  • Diff’rent Strokes Season 8
  • East West 101 Series 2
  • I’m Dying Up Here Season 1

See you next week for when we get thoroughbred. (Yeah that didn’t really work)