Looper will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 31, and many of us will be looking to the special features to untangle the intricate time travel plot. Team Looper is ready to deliver. There a few featurettes (“Looper: From the Beginning”, “Scoring Looper“, and “The Science of Time Travel”) and a commentary track with director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt (that will add to Johnson’s in-theater commentary download). But the key draw is a whopping 22 deleted scenes with commentary by Johnson and co-star Noah Segan.
Check out the press release after the jump for the full breakdown of special features.
Culver City, CA (11/19/12) – A professional hit man is charged with taking out his future self in the critically acclaimed, mind-bending sci-fi action-thriller LOOPER, available Monday, December 31st on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Bruce Willis (Die Hard series), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises) and Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) star in this riveting, time-travel thriller that has dazzled critics and audiences alike with its non-stop action and unique plot twists.
Movie fans of the present and future can enjoy dozens of mind-blowing bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD, including cast and crew commentary with stars Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt and writer/director Rian Johnson, as well as 22 deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Rian Johnson and Noah Segan, who plays Kid Blue. The Blu-ray and DVD also come with two featurettes. “Looper: From the Beginning” provides a look into the making of the film and “Scoring Looper” is a three-segment featurette with composer Nathan Johnson discussing the the process behind creating an original score for such a unique film. Also included is an animated version of the theatrical trailer. Exclusive to the Blu-ray is the featurette “The Science of Time Travel,” which looks at the possibilities of time travel and the rules of the Looper universe.
LOOPER was written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick) and co-starring Jeff Daniels (TV’s “The Newsroom”), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) and Piper Perabo (TV’s “Covert Affairs”).
Synopsis: In the futuristic action thriller LOOPER, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Willis) for assassination.
LOOPER was produced by Ram Bergman (Brick) and James D. Stern (An Education). It has a run time of approximately 118 minutes and has been rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content.
DVD Bonus Materials Include:
- Feature Commentary with Director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt
- Two Featurettes:
- “Looper: From the Beginning”
- “Scoring Looper”
- 5 Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Rian Johnson and Noah Segan
- Looper Animated Trailer
Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:
All DVD bonus materials plus….
- “The Science of Time Travel” Featurette
- 17 Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Rian Johnson and Noah Segan