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While critics ignored it and prematurely predicted it to be a failure, Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel went on to surprise many in the Marvel obsessed shill media by making nearly $405 million internationally and building a legion of passionate fans who call themselves the Alita Army.

Many have been eagerly awaiting the film's official bow on home video and we now have the dates. The film will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on June 23, with the Digital release June 9.


The 4K Ultra HD package will include a Blu-ray 3D version of the film too with the a 3D version of the film included in the US version of the 4K release.


From the Release:
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control.

If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.



Alita stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali, Keean Johnson, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Lana Condor and Eiza Gonzalez.












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Digger (3 months ago) Reply

The film exposits where it doesn't need to, and when it desperately needs some backstory, dumps it in favour of mindless action.

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Michael (3 months ago) Reply

I liked it...but it was a box office failure. That $405 million gross is well short of the break even point. No sequel will be coming.

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Dan (3 months ago) Reply

What the hell are you talking about, the production budget was $170, the marketing budget couldn't have been nearly that much...they'll be making a sequel. Also they include home video totals and who knows how much that will gross.

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Hot Fuzz (3 months ago) Reply

The film definitely did better than the press predicted. They thought it would crater at $200 million max.

So, while it wasn't an MCU sized success, I think it's fair to say it performed better than expected.

Will there be a sequel? I REALLY hope so. The biggest issue for a sequel right now is that Disney bought Fox and so it will be up to them and they have bigger fish to fry with Star Wars, the MCU and AVATAR.

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Michael (3 months ago) Reply

Multiple the budget 3 and a half times. That is the break even point these days.


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