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Review: OBLIVION Blu-Ray Makes Up For Missing Art Book

Check out my review of the Oblivion (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) disc!

The Oblivion Blu-Ray was the top-selling DVD release last week for good reason. The film is stunning.

Released August 6, 2013, I got the special Target exclusive OblivionBlu-Ray because it has an awesome little concept art book included.

The 12-page concept illustration book is worth getting since they inexplicably never released an art book for the film. The images are small, but printed on glassy stock and look wonderful.

The five-clip "Promise of a New World: The Making of Oblivion" series of features are a fascinating insight into the design of the movie. Being a trained architect, Joseph Kosinski was able to help visualize the movie in ways many directors can't.

It also showcases some breath-taking illustrations for the film underscored by the ethereal score.  My favorite feature was "Destiny" which had beautiful illustrations set to music along with director commentary.
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: August 6, 2013
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • ASIN: B008JFUO4U
Special Features
  • Oblivion (Blu-ray Format) – The theatrical version of the film on blu-ray.
  • Oblivion (DVD Format) – The theatrical version of the film on DVD.
  • Oblivion (Digital Copy/UltraViolet) – The theatrical version of the film (digital copy/Ultraviolet).
  • Audio Commentary – Feature Commentary with Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Promise of a New World: The Making of Oblivion – A comprehensive and thought-provoking multi-part feature covering the making of Oblivion. Includes the following parts.
    • Destiny – Looks inside the conceptualization, development and pre-production of Oblivion and the planning that went into the Herculean task of shooting the epic film.
    • Voyage – Follows the creation of the amazing Bubble Ship from its early design conception to its journey around the world.
    • Combat – Explores the film’s ground-breaking action and death-defying stunts, all performed by one of the most popular movie stars in the world.
    • Illusion – Focuses on the film’s post-production and dazzling visual effects.
    • Harmony – Delves into the innovative musical world of M83.
  • M83 Isolated Score – Watch the entire film accompanied by the evocative music track.
Here are some images from the illustration book:

It's worth the effort to get the Target exclusive, but if you want to get the standard version and you enjoyed the visuals of this film make sure you pick up the Oblivion (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)* disc today.

Video 5 stars
Sound 5 stars
Special Features 4 stars
Overall: 5 Stars

See more Oblivion concept art and illustrations on my blog.

Official OBLIVION Synopsis
Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.  Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.
Oblivion will be shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo
Cinematography by Claudio Miranda
Production Design by Darren Gilford

Official Site: www.oblivionmovie.com/‎

Release date: April 26, 2013

© 2013 Copyright Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Chernin Entertainment, Monolith Pictures, Radical Studios,

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