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January 31, 2012

REAL STEEL on Blu-ray & DVD Review













DreamWorks Studios’ Action-Adventure With Heart, “REAL STEEL,” Starring Hugh Jackman, Enters the Home Entertainment Ring on

Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand January 24, 2012

 

“It’s Rocky with robots…a heartwarming movie for everyone.”Pete HammondBox Office Magazine

BURBANK, California, December 2, 2011—DreamWorks Studios’ REAL STEEL, starring Hugh Jackman, muscles its way into the Home Entertainment arena on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On-Demand on January 24, 2012. This visually stunning action-adventure filled with heart and soul is a "must-add" to every home movie collection, delivering a premium in-home experience complete with knockout bonus materials that dive deeper into the action.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its perfect picture and sound, delivers the ultimate punch, offering viewers a variety of supplemental bonus features that take them ringside with Director Shawn Levy on the making of the film. Exclusive features include a bare-knuckled exposé of the life story of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), deleted and extended scenes that go deeper into the film and storylines, and a riveting profile with legendary boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard. Plus, the revolutionary Real Steel Second Screen app lets viewers sync their iPad™* or computer with the Blu-ray movie to peel back layers of effects with progression reels, check out 360-degree turnarounds of the robots, explore seamless branching pods that delve into the cutting-edge technology used to create the fights, and much more.
The #1 movie in the country for two consecutive weeks during its theatrical run, REAL STEEL is directed by Shawn Levy (Night At the Museum franchise, Date Night and What Happens in Vegas), produced by Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List), with a screenplay by John Gatins (Coach Carter, Summer Catch). Set in the not-so-distant future where boxing has gone high-tech and 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring, the film stars Hugh Jackman (X-Men franchise, Australia) as Charlie Kenton, Evangeline Lilly (TV’s Lost, The Hurt Locker) as Bailey Tallet, Dakota Goyo (Thor) as Max Kenton, Kevin Durand (I Am Number Four, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as Ricky, and Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment Bureau, The Hurt Locker) as Finn. 
REAL STEEL will be available to own and for in-home viewing as follows:
 
BONUS FEATURES:
 
3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy)
All 2-Disc Blu-ray Bonus Features
All DVD Bonus Features
 
2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD)
REAL STEEL SECOND SCREEN
Countdown to the Fight—The Charlie Kenton Story
Sugar Ray Leonard: Cornerman’s Champ
Deleted and Extended Scenes with introductions by Shawn Levy
                                    —Extended “Meet Ambush”
                  —Deleted “Butterfly” Storyline
PLUS All DVD Bonus Features
 
1-Disc DVD (1 DVD)
Making of Metal Valley
Building the Bots
Bloopers
 
                  HIGH-DEFINITION & STANDARD DEFINITION DIGITAL
Sugar Ray Leonard: Cornerman’s Champ
PLUS All DVD Bonus Features
 
 
DISC SPECIFICATIONS:
 
                  STREET DATE:                                     January 24, 2012
                  Direct Pre-book:                                 November 29, 2011
                  Distributor Pre-book:                     December 13, 2011
 
                  Release Formats &                             3-Disc Blu-ray = $44.99 U.S./$51.99 Canada
                  Suggested Retail                                   2-Disc Blu-ray = $39.99 U.S./ $46.99 Canada
                  Pricing:                                                      1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada
                                                                                          HD Digital = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
                                                                                          SD Digital = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada
On-Demand = check with your television provider or favoritedigital retailer for pricing
 
                  Feature Run Time:                             127 Minutes
Ratings:                                                     U.S.: PG-13 / CANADA: PG (bonus not rated)
Aspect Ratio:                                         Blu-ray: 1.85:1
                                                                                          DVD: 1.85:1
                  Audio:                                                         Blu-ray: 5.1 DTS HD-MA; 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital
                                                                                          DVD: 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital

FILM SYNOPSIS:
Balancing gritty action and emotional heart, “Real Steel” is an inspiring and visually stunning film that takes audiences on an action-packed journey. Washed-up boxer Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) scrapes by as a small-time robot-fight promoter as he tries to make a comeback. Against all odds he eventually succeeds—at least in the eyes of his son Max (Dakota Goyo). “Real Steel” is spectacular family entertainment that will have everyone cheering again and again.
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Those who would like to stay connected with the exciting REAL STEEL release are encouraged to:
 
·      “Like” the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RealSteelMovie
·      Follow us on Twitter at @realsteelmovie
·      Visit the website at www.steelgetsreal.com
·      View videos at www.YouTube.com/RealSteelMovie
·      Connect with Facebook and Twitter via Real Steel Second Screen
 
About DreamWorks Studios:
DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.  The company recently released The Help, which has resonated with audiences around the country and earned over $100 million at the U.S. box office. Upcoming releases include Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. DreamWorks Studios can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DreamWorksStudios and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dw_studios.


Our Review:
If you think that this movie was made for only little boys, I can assure you that it is not the case. My 5 year old daughter LOVES this movie, even my husband (who initially thought this movie was made for little kids) thinks  that this is a great movie. We watched this movie as a family and we were pleasantly surprised by how entertaining it was. DD particularly enjoys watching the robots battling each other. The Japanese robot that Huge Jackman bought looked amazing, but it was also a lot of fun to watch Dakota Goyo (who plays Max in the film) training the robot he found at the junkyard. The end of the movie featured a series of fights between Atom (the robot) and some really fantastic looking robots. The last fight was really difficult and we honestly had no idea how the movie was going to end. I am not going to spoil the ending for you, but I can tell you that we were all cheering for Atom. This Blu-ray and DVD combo had bonus features we enjoyed watching as well. It was fun to watch how the robots were built and the blooper are really funny.

This is definitely a Blu-ray & DVD combo you want to pick up for family movie nights!

To buy Real Steel, please check your local stores where DreamWorks Pictures DVDs are sold. You can also pre-order a copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Real-Steel-Two-Disc-Blu-ray-Combo/dp/B005ZKYXZI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1326395995&sr=8-3
This title will be released on January 24th, 2012.

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.




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