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Published on July 5th, 2017 | by Genevieve Mc Bride

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Westworld Goes 4K

SCIENCE FICTION BECOMES REALITY AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES

WESTWORLD: SEASON ONE

AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND 4K ULTRA HDTM NOVEMBER 7, 2017

 

Anticipated First Ever Scripted TV Series to be Released in 4K Resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos® on Ultra HD Blu-ray

 

Plus All-New Immersive Bonus Features

 

 

BURBANK, CA (July 5, 2017) – What happens in a world free of rules, limits and consequences? From series creators Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight films) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice, Pushing Daisies), and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost, Star Trek) and Kilter Films, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings HBO’s most-watched new series to Blu-ray, DVD and groundbreaking 4K Ultra HD on November 7, 2017. Featuring all 10 episodes from the series’ acclaimed first season, plus immersive never-before-seen special features, including three all new featurettes and a gag reel, Westworld: Season One is priced to own at $49.99 SRP for the DVD, $54.97 SRP for the Blu-ray and  $64.99 SRP for the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo-Pack.

 

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Westworld: Season One will contain three 4K Ultra HD discs with the episodes in 4K with HDR, three Blu-ray discs with the episodes in HD and come packaged in a special limited-edition tin. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray sets will also include a premium collectible booklet. Westworld: Season One will also be available on November 7, 2017 in 4K Ultra HD from select digital retailers.

 

Based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton (ER, Jurassic Park films), Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and a reimagined past, the series explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

 

Westworld: Season One features a star-studded cast led by Academy Award® winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs), Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (The Truman Show), Golden Globe and Emmy® nominee Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler) and Golden Globe nominee Thandie Newton (Crash). The cast of this 10-episode phenomenon also includes Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins, Jr., Luke Hemsworth, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson and Shannon Woodward. Executive produced by Abrams, Nolan, Joy, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk, Westworld is produced by Kilter Films in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

 

“We are thrilled to release the first season of HBO’s critically-acclaimed and most watched new series Westworld in 4K Ultra HD with HDR, Blu-ray and DVD,” said Rosemary Markson, Senior Vice President, Television Marketing, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “Fans will devour this beautifully crafted series – a perfect candidate to receive the fully immersive 4K HDR experience along with limited edition collectable packaging and all-new special features.”

 

The 4K Ultra HD discs and Blu-ray discs of Westworld: Season One will feature Dolby Atmos® soundtracks remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

 

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Inside Look with Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy – Season One (New Featurette)
  • Imagining the Main Title (New Featurette)
  • The Key to The Chords (New Featurette)
  • 2017 Comic Con Panel (New)
  • Gag reel (New)
  • Welcome to Westworld
  • Crafting the Narrative
  • An Invitation to The Set
  • Welcome to Westworld: About the Series
  • Reality of A.I.: Westworld
  • “The Big Moment” Featurettes

 

*Special Features are subject to change

 

10 ONE-HOUR EPISODES

  1. The Original
  2. Chestnut
  3. The Stray
  4. Dissonance Theory
  5. Contrapasso
  6. The Adversary
  7. Trompe L’Oeil
  8. Trace Decay
  9. The Well-Tempered Clavier
  10. The Bicameral Mind

 

 

ABOUT 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY

Ultra HD Blu-ray showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

 

For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required.

 

ABOUT DIGITAL

The first season of Westworld is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital TV episodes allow consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.

 

BASICS

Street Date: November 7, 2017

Order Date: October 3, 2017

Running Time: Feature: Approx. approx 580 min / Enhanced Content: Approx. 95 minutes

Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

 

DVD

Price: $49.99 SRP

3-Disc (3 DVD-9s)

DVD Audio**:  English, French, Brazilian Portuguese

DVD Subtitles**: Chinese, English, Korean, Thai, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French Parisian

 

BLU-RAY

Price: $54.97 SRP

3-Discs (2 BD-50s / 1 BD-25)

BD Audio:  English, French Parisian, Castilian Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese

BD Subtitles:  English, French, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

 

4K ULTRA HD

Price: $64.99 SRP

6-Discs (3 BD-100s / 2 BD-50s / 1 BD-25)

BD Audio:  English, Japanese, French Parisian, Castilian Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese

BD Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Dutch, Korean, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedis

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