The release date and details of the Rampage Blu-ray 4K, and digital editions have been revealed. Dwayne Johnson's latest starring vehicle didn't do much damage at the domestic box office with under $100 million, but was a big hit in China and earned over $300 million internationally, ending up with over $413 million worldwide on a $120 million budget. And while it didn't garner great reviews overall, it did well with critics compared to other movies based on video games. That may be enough of a success to generate a sequel.
Now, the attention focuses to Rampage's upcoming Blu-ray and digital releases. It'll end up in homes mere months after hitting theaters, giving fans an opportunity to re-watch Johnson's newest hit on their own screens. The full details of the physical releases are out, as well as when you can get the movie in your home on digital formats.
As announced in a press release, Rampage will be released on July 17 via Blu-ray (both 3D and non-3D), 4K Ultra HD, and DVD. It will retail for $35.99 on a standard Blu-ray combo pack, $44.95 for a Blu-ray 3D combo pack or 4K Ultra HD, and $28.98 on DVD. The Blu-ray combo pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD, and digital version of the movie, plus another Blu-ray with special features. The 4K Ultra HD edition uses Dolby VisionTM HDR to optimize the visuals. Both the 4K and Blu-ray 3D versions will feature Dolby Atmos sound, which will work with any Atmos-enabled receiver or soundbar. Digitally, Rampage will be available to buy via Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox, and other digital retailers on June 26. Cable/satellite Video On Demand services will release the movie on the same day as the Blu-ray on July 17.
Both Blu-ray combo packs and the 4K Ultra HD release of Rampage will feature a wealth of special features. It includes featurettes like "Not a Game Anymore", which tells the story of how the classic Midway video game inspired the makers of the movie. It also contains documentaries on the motion-capture used to create "George" the gorilla, as well as the many stunts and effects that brought the movie to life. And of course, you'll get your gag reel and deleted scenes.
While Rampage wasn't the success that Warner Bros. hoped for in the U.S., perhaps its Blu-ray and digital release will help out in the commercial department. It was still a big-budget production with plenty of behind-the-scenes work involved in breathing life into giant monsters tearing cities apart. There will be a lot to unpack for fans of the movie and Johnson's work, and if you just want to see the movie, there's already less than a month before you can access it digitally.
You may have been disappointed that Rampage ended up being nothing like the video game that inspired it, beyond the mere presence of giant creatures and widespread destruction. But it does still pack references to the game into its narrative and the changes certainly didn't hurt its performance overseas, which helped make it one of the highest grossing movies of 2018. Johnson has had bigger successes domestically, but Rampage still turned out to be another successful vehicle for him anyway.
Source: Warner Bros.
- Rampage (2018) release date: Apr 13, 2018