Summit announced today that Divergent will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 5. Those who don't want to wait that long will have the opportunity to get the digital HD copy two weeks early, as that's set to arrive online July 22. In addition to a list of bonus features, we also have the trailer for the DVD/Blu-ray release, and an adorable clip featuring Divergent stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James talking about nets and armpits. Check that one out ahead.
Based on a book by Veronica Roth, Divergent stars Shailene Woodley as a teen living in dystopian Chicago, where society is broken up into five factions, which determine how people live their lives. The story has Tris choosing her faction and beginning her training. She also forms a relationship with her trainer, Four, played by Theo James. Catch some of the action in the trailer below:
Those who want the digital version of the film on its own have only to wait until July 22, while those of us who want the movie on Blu-ray will likely spend the two weeks between July 22 and August 5 trying to decide if we want to see the movie badly enough to shell out $15-$20 for the digital version and either skip the Blu-ray or else, spend as much or more on the DVD/Blu-ray, which -- in the case of the Blu-ray anyway -- comes with a digital copy. As a Blu-ray consumer, I find myself frustrated with this situation more times than I care to admit. I always wait, but I wish distributers would offer a pre-order deal where we could get the digital copy early and then receive the Blu-ray later when that releases.
Moving on, here's a look at the box art, which uses the heroic imagery from Divergent's poster, showing Tris and Four ready to take on the world. Or Chicago, anyway.
And here's what we'll find on the Blu-ray, which offers a documentary and featurette that don't appear to be listed on the DVD features...
BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES*
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
No actors commentary, but I'm sure we'll see plenty of Theo James, Shailene Woodley, and (hopefully) the supporting cast in the documentary. I'd love to hear some insights from Kate Winselt, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and the rest of the cast of the film. In the meantime, it'll be interesting to hear what director Neil Burger has to say about bringing Veronica Roth's story to life.
While fans of the novels eagerly await the home video release of Divergent, we also have the sequel film to look forward to, as Summit has Insurgent lined up for next March.