If you’re like me, and you’ve been insanely jealous of all those folks who have gotten to see Joe Cornish’s much buzzed-about Attack the Block, then I’ve got some very exciting news for you: Sony Home Entertainment is set to release the Edgar Wright-produced flick on Blu-ray and DVD on October 25th. Pretty much everyone who has seen the alien invasion film has loved it (including Matt and Steve), and I’ve been waiting in vain each week to see if it will finally screen in my city. If you’ve thus far been shit out of luck like me, or if you’ve already seen the film and want to own it so you can share it with every single person you know, all will be well next month.
Hit the jump for more details, including the full press release.
Culver City, CA (9/19/11) – “It’s an alien invasion, bruv – believe it” and it’s coming to you from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “Trust, fam!” ATTACK THE BLOCK will be invading your area on Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD on October 25th, 2011. The film boasts an impressive roster, including fan favorites’ co-star Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), and his cinema brethren filmmaker Edgar Wright serving as executive producer. It also introduces audiences to a slew of UK newcomers, like writer/director Joe Cornish (The Adventures of Tintin, co-written with Wright) and star John Boyega. Winner of the Audience Award for Midnighters at 2011 SXSW, ATTACK THE BLOCK is one of the best reviewed films of 2011 and has left an army of #BLOCKHEADS (the fan moniker for the film) chomping at the bit for this “must own” Blu-ray and DVD, both packed with extras, including cast and filmmaker commentaries and behind the scenes featurettes. This cult hit of the summer is invading your block and ATTACK THE BLOCK is sure to be the must own Blu-ray at $35.99 or DVD at $30.99 in any buyer’s collection. TRUST!
From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, ATTACK THE BLOCK is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space and it’s going to explode.
ATTACK THE BLOCK comes from the mind of first time writer/director Joe Cornish of UK’s famed The Adam and Joe Show and it’s executive produced by filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), as well as Matthew Justice, Tessa Ross, Jenny Borgars, Will Clarke and Olivier Courson. Nira Park and James Wilson produced. ATTACK THE BLOCK has an approximate running time of eighty-eight minutes. It has been rated R for creature violence, drug content, and pervasive language.Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Material
- 5 Featurettes:
- Behind the Block
- Creature Feature
- Meet the Gang
- Unfilmed Action
- That’s a Rap
- 3 Filmmaker & Cast Commentaries:
- Junior Commentary with Writer/Director Joe Cornish with John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Simon Howard and Leeon Jones
- Senior Commentary with Joe Cornish with Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway and Nick Frost
- Executive Producer Commentary with Joe Cornish with Executive Producer Edgar Wright