Sci-fi fans might be excited to head out to the video store today, since “Oblivion,” starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, is now out on DVD and Blu-ray(plus Ultraviolet and digital copy)! The film, released through Universal Studios Home Entertainment, will be On Demand August 6.

The film is set in 2077, in which a security repairman is doing his job on a desolate, barren Earth. Here’s more about the film:

“This groundbreaking cinematic event stars Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, the lone security repairman stationed on a desolate, nearly-ruined future Earth. When he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft, her arrival triggers a nonstop chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows, and leaves humanity’s fate in his hands. Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman joins Cruise in this “visually stunning” (Pete Hammond, MOVIELINE,) explosive story from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

The Blu-ray and DVD comes with these special features:

  • Feature Commentary with Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Promise of a New World: The Making of Oblivion—A comprehensive and thought-provoking multi-part feature covering the making of Oblivion, including:
  • o Destiny – Looks inside the conceptualization, development and pre-production of Oblivion and the planning that went into the Herculean task of shooting the epic film.

    o Voyage – Follows the creation of the amazing Bubble Ship from its early design conception to its journey around the world. (Blu-rayTM exclusive)

    o Combat – Explores the film’s ground-breaking action and death-defying stunts, all performed by one of the most popular movie stars in the world. (Blu-rayTM exclusive)

    o Illusion – Focuses on the film’s post-production and dazzling visual effects.

    o Harmony – Delves into the innovative musical world of M83.

  • M83 Isolated Score—Watch the entire film accompanied by the evocative music track.
  • If you want your copy of “Oblivion,” enter in our “Oblivion”-themed Twitter giveaway! One lucky winner will win this “Sci-fi Movie Pack” which includes:

  • 1 OBLIVION Blu-ray Combo Pack
  • 1 BATTLESHIP Blu-ray
  • 1 COWBOYS & ALIENS Blu-ray Combo Pack
  • 1 THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU Blu-ray Combo Pack
  • 1 OBLIVION Blu-ray Alien LED Light lamps
  • We will also have five copies of the “Oblivion” Blu-ray Combo Pack for five runners-up.

    To enter, follow us @Shockya and tweet the phrase, “@Shockya is giving away an Oblivion Sci-fi Movie Pack! Follow and RT to enter!” You can tweet us every day until Aug. 6. We’ll pick the winner and runners-up at random and notify them through Twitter. Good luck!


    By Monique Jones

    Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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