DREDD is absolutely one of the most entertaining films of the year. I’m being completely sincere. When I make my “Best Of” list for 2012, DREDD will unashamedly be a part of it. The second adaptation of 2000 AD’s long running British comic book, DREDD is a transplant of 80’s cinema that somehow (and thankfully) happened to be released in 2012. It’s gritty, pulpy, bloody, and action-fucking-packed. Basically, it would be deemed a cult classic if Cannon had made it 25 years ago.
It’s an absolute shame that no one saw it in theaters (thus severely hurting the chances of a sequel), but you’ll have the chance to bring this home January 8th when it hits Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, & DVD! Seriously, do yourself a favor by renting/buying this so you can see Karl Urban scowl & eviscerate baddies as the titular DREDD. Read the press release below and mark my words, DREDD is destined for a cult following!
Adapted by Alex Garland from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s legendary comic book and filmed in stunning 3-D, DREDD, explodes onto 3-D Blu-ray Disc (includes 3-D and standard version of the film plus Digital Copy and UV), DVD (includes Digital Copy and UV), Digital Download, On Demand and Pay-Per-View January 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Mixing pulse-pounding action with mesmerizing visual effects sequences, the post-apocalyptic thriller hailed by audiences and critics alike stars Karl Urban (Star Trek), Olivia Thirlby (Juno) and Lena Headey (HBO’s “Game Of Thrones”). The hugely anticipated sci-fi thriller directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) takes place in a futuristic America.
The Blu-ray Disc and DVD both contain multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes including a look back at the 35 years of Judge Dredd.
“The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its east coast, running from Boston to Washington D.C., lies Mega City One – a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge, a dangerous drug called “Slo-Mo,” and the sadistic crime boss Ma-Ma (Headey) who is using it to take over the city.”
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- “Mega-City Masters”: 35 Years of Judge Dredd” featurette
- “Day of Chaos: The Visual Effects of Dredd 3D” featurette
- “Dredd” featurette
- “Dredd’s Gear” featurette
- “The 3rd Dimension” featurette
- “Welcome to Peachtrees” featurette
- Dredd Motion Comic Prequel