‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Hits Blu-Ray, DVD This August

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Director Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this August.

Not to be confused with Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, the Training Day director’s own White House thriller casts Gerard Butler as a former Secret Service agent who must ride the capital of terrorists. You can grab your very own copy of the adventure on August 13.

Instead of Jamie Foxx, Olympus Has Fallen casts Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States. Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett, and Cole Hauser round out the cast. Judging from the trailers and some of the reviews for the movie, it essentially boils down to Die Hard in the White House. There are worse ways to spend your time.

Olympus Has Fallen was definitely a bit more popular than its Channing Tatum-powered competition. The $90 million thriller earned around $161 million worldwide during its theatrical run. White House Down, on the other hand, cost $150 million and has only earned $71 million worldwide. Ouch.

Since Fuqua’s thriller seemed to strike a chord with moviegoers earlier this year, there’s a very good chance Olympus Has Fallen could be a very hot ticket when it arrives on home video next month.

In order to get people to pick up the Blu-ray, Sony Pictures is stuffing the package with all sorts of extras and bonus features. Unfortunately for DVD fans, the standard-definition release won’t have any of these goodies.

Not only will buyers get a handful of bloopers from the set of the flick, they’ll also receive quite a few behind-the-scenes featurettes. The mini-documentaries put the focus on the cast, the visual effects, and some of film’s the more elaborate set pieces.

Picking up a copy of Olympus Has Fallen on Blu-ray is going to set you back around $40. The DVD isn’t much cheaper; the suggested retail price is $30.99. However, savvy shoppers will likely find the sets at a deep discount at both online and traditional retailers.

Are you planning to buy a copy of Olympus Has Fallen on Blu-ray or DVD next month?

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