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Alita: Battle Angel is Coming to Blu-ray



Get Battle Ready This Summer When

Alita: Battle Angel


Arrives on Digital on July 9th and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray+Blu-ray+3D Blu-ray & DVD on July 23, 2019




Go Deeper into the World of Alita: Battle Angel



From Academy Award winners James Cameron & Jon Landau, and visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this discarded cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. When deadly and corrupt forces come after Alita, she discovers a clue to her past - she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she's grown to love.

The action-packed film, also starring Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keenan Johnson has scored $405 million at the global box-office.

Now with hours of extensive special features the home entertainment release takes you behind-the-scenes with James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez to see the journey from Manga to Screen and what it took to bring Alita to life. Plus, go deeper into the universe of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, where you’ll learn about the past, the characters of the present, and the thrilling sport of Motorball.

Add ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL to your Digital collection on Movies Anywhere July 9 and buy it on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, and DVD July 23.

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Alita: Battle Angel Blu-ray™ Special Features

• Alita’s World - get a deeper look into the world of Alita: Battle Angel with these dynamic motion comics.
o 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.
o Iron City - Hugo gives a guided tour of the Iron City he knows, showing off its dark corners and broken-down neighborhoods.
o 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.
o 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.
• James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and cast Q&A moderated by Jon Landau.
• Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Cooking School: Chocolate - a cooking lesson on how to make delicious chocolate like that seen in the movie.
• 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.
• Scene Deconstruction - view three different stages of the production - the original live action performance capture, the animation stage, and the final Weta VFX from four different scenes
o I Don’t Even Know My Own Name
o Just an Insignificant Girl
o I’m a Warrior Aren’t I?
o Kansas Bar


Alita: Battle Angel DVD Special Features
• Alita’s World - get a deeper look into the world of Alita: Battle Angel with these dynamic motion comics.
o 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.
o Iron City - Hugo gives a guided tour of the Iron City he knows, showing off its dark corners and broken-down neighborhoods.
o 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.
o 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.

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Alita: Battle Angel DVD Special Features - continued
• 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.


Alita: Battle Angel Digital Special Features
• Alita’s World - get a deeper look into the world of Alita: Battle Angel with these dynamic motion comics.
o 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.
o Iron City - Hugo gives a guided tour of the Iron City he knows, showing off its dark corners and broken-down neighborhoods.
o 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.
o 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.
o Iron City
o Scrapyard
o Ido’s Clinic
o Cathedral
o Ambush Alley
o Vector’s Office and the Factory
o Kansas Bar

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Alita: Battle Angel Digital Special Features - continued
• Allies and Adversaries - meet the allies and adversaries that Alita encounters in Iron City.
o Zapan
o Dr. Dyson Ido
o Grewishka
o Nyssiana
o Romo
o McTeague
o Vector
o Chiren
o Hugo
• 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.
o 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.
o 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
o I Don’t Even Know My Own Name
o Just an Insignificant Girl
o I’m a Warrior Aren’t I?
o Kansas Bar
• Theatrical Trailers
o Alita - Official Trailer
o Alita - Battle Ready Trailer

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Alita: Battle Angel 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ 3D Specifications
Street Date: July 16, 2019
Screen Format: 16:9 (2.39:1)
HDR Formats for 4K UHD: Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10
Audio for 4K UHD: English Dolby Atmos, English DTS-HD MA 2.0, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1
Subtitles for 4K UHD: English SDH, Spanish, French
Audio for Blu-ray 3D: English DTS-HD-MA 7.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1
Subtitles for Blu-ray 3D: English SDH, Spanish, French
Total Run Time: Approximately 122 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language


Alita: Battle Angel Blu-ray™ Specifications
Street Date: July 16, 2019
Screen Format: 16:9 (2.39:1)
Audio: English DTS-HD-MA 7.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Descriptive Audio 5.1,
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Total Run Time: Approximately 122 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language


Alita: Battle Angel DVD Specifications
Street Date: July 16, 2019
Screen Format: 16:9 (2.39:1)
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Total Run Time: Approximately 122 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language





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I'd have thought that Cameron, if anyone, would have fought to include ATMOS on the 3D disc, as he's a big fan of 3D. It's almost as if the distributors/studios/whomever want the format to have zero chance.......really a shame for fans of 3D.
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I am so stoked for this release! I have small kids and didn't get to the theater to see the movie, so I have pre-ordered and plan to watch it the same night I receive it in the mail! Only question is which version do I watch first, the 4k version or the 3D version. Tough choice!
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I'd have thought that Cameron, if anyone, would have fought to include ATMOS on the 3D disc, as he's a big fan of 3D.
Fox treats Atmos as a 4K UHD exclusive; they've never put Atmos on Blu-ray (or 3D Blu-ray). Same with Disney.

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I already have my pre-order in for the non-steel book version. I didn't opt for the Steel book because it didn't include the standard Blu-Ray disk. Though I do prefer the box cover. Hopefully they did a good job on the transfer. Thanks Ralph.


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I am so stoked for this release! I have small kids and didn't get to the theater to see the movie, so I have pre-ordered and plan to watch it the same night I receive it in the mail! Only question is which version do I watch first, the 4k version or the 3D version. Tough choice!
Not a tough choice for me. Forget the fact I don't have 4k setup yet anyway, I'd still default to 3D. I've done that with most of my collection. I watched the 2D versions and then the 3D and only watch the 3D versions since. Far more immersive imo. In any case, we are fully covered with a backward and forward compatibility in a single offering.

BTW: I haven't seen this movie yet even though I really wanted to but never got around to it. So it'll be a double treat for me.
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Fox treats Atmos as a 4K UHD exclusive; they've never put Atmos on Blu-ray (or 3D Blu-ray). Same with Disney.
Hopefully the timestamps are identical so we can just mux the Atmos tack onto the 3D disc.
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This most certainly appears to be MY kind of movie. I've had on "pre-order" since the get-go!!
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Atmos on the 3D disc AND expanded IMAX framing would've made this the the perfect release!

As it stands, I'm quite pleased (and pleasantly surprised) that we're getting a 4K+3D combo pack.
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Saw this movie theatrically in IMAX 3D (laser projector, 12-track immersive audio) and it was one of the best (most natural) 3D experiences I've ever had.

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Atmos on the 3D disc AND expanded IMAX framing would've made this the the perfect release!

As it stands, I'm quite pleased (and pleasantly surprised) that we're getting a 4K+3D combo pack.
Hopefully it sells quite well sending a message to the industry that this is exactly the kind or release we expect.

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That's good to hear about the 3D. It's not faux 3d or rather retroconverted to 3D in post production. Alita was shot with James Cameron's own state-of-the-art 3D cameras that he'd used for his deep-sea docs. Not that I mind faux 3D. I can't tell you how many times I watched The Martian which was not shot in native 3D but was retroconverted 3D.
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Hopefully the timestamps are identical so we can just mux the Atmos tack onto the 3D disc.
Hi, if it's not identical, it's relatively straight forward to fix. I've done this several times with 3D + ATMOS remuxes and will post details if this turns out to be the case.

Definitely looking forward to seeing this in 3D!
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I'm looking forward to finally see this film. The trailer looked very promising but we never got around to go to the cinema.
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4k and 3d in the same set? Nice!
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Was excited to see a big new 3D release in the US, but also sad about the lack of Atmos as a mix option for it.

I've really got to get motivated to figure out the best way to mux up and play some of my favorites.

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Thanks for the heads-up Ralph! This is a must buy for me, even though my Sony 940D LCD (which had 3D) died a few months ago and I replaced it with an LG OLED (with NO 3D). I trust the 4K/UHD version with Dolby Atmos will be reference quality...giving us the EYE & EAR CANDY that we crave!
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I am so stoked for this release! I have small kids and didn't get to the theater to see the movie, so I have pre-ordered and plan to watch it the same night I receive it in the mail! Only question is which version do I watch first, the 4k version or the 3D version. Tough choice!

Watch it in 3d first should be good. Ive seen the movie. I have a 3d tv so i plan on getting this version.
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Watch it in 3d first should be good. Ive seen the movie. I have a 3d tv so i plan on getting this version.
Sounds like good advice, I think that is what I will do.
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This is the way movies should be released here in the states! Dont make us search for 3D flicks overseas! I hope they see the sells in this and all companies copy it. This movie is a must in 3D! I saw it in Dolby Theater and couldnt wait for the home release! Every home theater fan should pre order and own this movie, the sound is amazing too! Def a demo worthy disc!
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I hope they see the sells in this and all companies copy it.
I did my part twice now. I ended up ordering the Steel Book as well the other day.
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I did my part twice now. I ended up ordering the Steel Book as well the other day.
I wanted the steelbook initially but was sold out and did the regular. I checked again just for kicks and it let me pre order , so i ordered it as well..
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If you don't watch this movie in 3D then you're not watching it in the format in which the director intended it to be seen.

Who cares I guess, since directors intend movies to be seen in theatres without HDR and most here watch them at home with HDR.

Fifteen years ago people on this forum cared what the directors' intent was but that seems to be much less of a concern now.
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If you don't watch this movie in 3D then you're not watching it in the format in which the director intended it to be seen.

Who cares I guess, since directors intend movies to be seen in theatres without HDR and most here watch them at home with HDR.

Fifteen years ago people on this forum cared what the directors' intent was but that seems to be much less of a concern now.
Exactly. I actually confess to some vanishingly, virtually insignificant interest in director intent. I'd certainly not object to the inclusion of a segment in the supplemental materials highlighting what the director had in mind, for those with the curiosity to wade through that. Again: I confess to having investigated such "extras" a few times.

But the film either delivers or does not. If the director intended an epic for the ages, but delivers a boring farce, what does it matter what he had in mind? If the director aspires to awe with the visuals but has produced something unwatchable, then people won't care what he was shooting for-- as it should be.

As the end consumer of entertainment, it either meets my needs, or does not. Just as with an oil painting, if it looks like junk, then by definition it is, and thereby perhaps merits no further attention -- visual aesthetic being the salient objective, no amount of what the artist had in mind will ever compensate for failing its mission, or supplant the indispensable raison de etre.

A film that fails to entertain, even perhaps to the point that no one ever makes it through it, has failed no matter what he might share about lofty objectives. Though, again, artist intent may bear upon a historical/genealogical narrative for the work, whatever that may be worth.

I think too, often enough, an artist or director may have very little sense of what was created. The end consumer and the work's resonance through time will define that in a much more meaningful sense, though it still may constitute a minor curiosity what the creator was shooting for, or had in mind.

As to 3D -- I don't happen to like the glasses, so I either watch 2D, or nothing. If it was only released as a 3D -- sorry, not watching it, no matter what it is, who made it, or what they want you to think about it -- just the way it is....

Just my $.02.....and undoubtedly worth even less than artist intent....
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Good in the theater but not a purchase worthy film for my library....
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If you don't watch this movie in 3D then you're not watching it in the format in which the director intended it to be seen.

Who cares I guess, since directors intend movies to be seen in theatres without HDR and most here watch them at home with HDR.

Fifteen years ago people on this forum cared what the directors' intent was but that seems to be much less of a concern now.
15 years ago I found theatrical experiences poor, they are somewhat better today, but so is my gear. I get what you saying, but if the industry solely relied on cinefiles, they would be broke by now.

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