Flight is one of my favorite movies from 2012 and even made my Top 20 Movies for Grownups list. It’s one of those movies where they can do a lot with the bonus features, and it sounds like they’re taking full advantage of that for the DVD and blu-ray release on Feb. 5, 2013.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by John Gatins, the film tells the story of Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), a commercial airline pilot who miraculously lands a plummeting airplane (upside down!) during a breathtaking sequence that Richard Corless of Time described as “the hairiest, scariest, most realistic, and thrilling plane crash in movie history.”
Despite his heroics, however, Whip comes under investigation and begins what may be an even more harrowing personal descent into alcoholism and substance abuse. The movie also stars John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo and Brian Geraghty.
Flight will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with UltraViolet and compelling special features that take audiences behind-the-scenes to learn about the film’s journey to the screen, how the filmmakers created the terrifying plane crash and more. In addition, the two-disc set includes highlights from a Q&A panel. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.
All blu-ray releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, which lets you add movies to your digital collection in a cloud, and then stream or download them to a variety of devices. I still haven’t been able to answer my husband’s question, “where is this cloud?,” but it’s an interesting way to amass a collection without taking up tons of space in your house.
Details on Flight’s Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack: The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film, as well as the following:
- Feature film in high definition
- Origins of Flight
- The Making of Flight
- Anatomy of a Plane Crash
- Q&A Highlights
- Feature film in standard definition
FLIGHT Single-Disc DVD:
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.