Ready Player One Digital Download and Blu Ray Release Dates Revealed

Ready Player One did remarkably well at the box-office, grossing $579 million against a $175 million production budget and becoming director Steven Spielberg’s highest grossing movie in the last 10 years. Warner Bros. is pleased enough with the results to consider a sequel, which shouldn’t be a problem seeing as author Ernest Cline is writing one to his novel. Until that happens though, we have the movie’s Blu-Ray release to keep us busy. Warner Bros. has announced that Ready Player One will be available for Digital Download on July 23 with the Blu-Ray release happening on August 6.

The movie will be released in DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K and 3D Blu-Ray formats i.e. in 1080p and 2160p both. As of now, these formats are listed on Amazon and will set you back $19.99, $24.99, $29.99 and $48.00 respectively. This should also come as respite to Indian fans who were unable to catch the movie due to the last-minute snafu between the movie’s distributors and producers that led to cancelled movie screenings in the country. A list of special features amounting to 90 minutes of bonus content that will accompany the Blu-Ray versions (and not the DVD) is also available, albeit without any description. Check them out below:

  • The ’80’s: You’re The Inspiration
  • Game Changer: Cracking the Code
  • Effects for a Brave New World
  • Level Up: Sound for the Future
  • High Score: Endgame
  • Ernie & Tye’s Excellent Adventure

It shouldn’t be long until the special feature descriptions become available, although we can take a guess until then. Effects for a Brave New World should deal with the movie’s complicated visual effects and the process of devising its intricate CGI-heavy sequences while Level Up: Sound for the Future should shed some light on the process of developing the film’s score, with a possible appearance by music composer Alan Silvestri. Expect author Ernest Cline and actor Tye Sheridan’s relationship to be explored in Ernie & Tye’s Excellent Adventure while Game Changer: Cracking the Code should serve as the central featurette that covers the movie’s production, including how veteran director Steven Spielberg and writer Zak Penn cracked the book’s adaptation into a feature-length screenplay. Check out the Blu-Ray covers in the gallery below.

Did you like Ready Player One enough to consider a home-video purchase? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.