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I missed my chance to review ‘Dope’ while it was in theaters and thanks to the good folks at Universal I’ll get my chance to check this film out with the home release. Aside from putting this movie back on my ‘radar’ they’ve also shared the technical details for the upcoming bluray release for all of you tech nuts who love this stuff. Check it out:

 

DOPE

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
AND ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD ON OCTOBER 13, 2015,
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Universal City, California, September 9, 2015 – From Grammy® Award winner Pharrell Williams and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker comes a fresh and fun coming-of-age comedy Dope, debuting on Digital HD on September 29, 2015 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on October 13, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Nominated for the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the film is a fresh and funny foray into contemporary urban life that Rolling Stone calls “Irresistible, freewheeling fun!” and Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast says is “Nothing short of intoxicating.” Featuring an old-school soundtrack plus four new original songs by Pharrell Williams, the Dope Blu-ray™ and DVD are loaded with awesome bonus features for fans to enjoy.

 
Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a straight-A high-school senior into old-school rap who finds himself in the middle of an adventure involving shady drug dealers, offbeat weirdos and a backpack that can make or break his chance of getting into Harvard. Also starring hip-hop talent A$AP Rocky, Blake Anderson (“Workaholics”), Zoë Kravitz (Divergent), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), rapper Tyga and supermodel Chanel Iman, Dope is “vibrant and entertaining” (Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter).

 

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD
Dope Is Different – The cast and crew discuss the film’s central characters and themes of being unique and authentic.
Dope Music – Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Rick Fumuyiwa and others delve into the essential role old-school rap and punk rock tracks play in the film.

 

Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD and theater quality sound. Plus, both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the DVD will include DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™, a feature which lets fans instantly stream and download the movie anywhere to watch on their favorite devices.

 

FILMMAKERS
Cast: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Chanel Iman, Keith Stanfield, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, A$AP Rocky
Directed By: Rick Famuyiwa
Written By: Rick Famuyiwa
Produced By: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker
Executive Produced By: Pharrell Williams, Michael Y. Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, David Lonner
Director of Photography: Rachel Morrison
Production Designer: Scott Falconer
Edited By: Lee Haugen
Costume Design By: Patrik Milani
Music By: Germaine Franco

 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:

Street Date: October 13, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 55171525
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Rating: R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence—all involving teens
Languages/Subtitles: English SDS, French and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: October 13, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 55171526
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Rating: R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence—all involving teens
Languages/Subtitles: English SDS, French and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes

 

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