‘Asteroid City’ Announces Release on Digital and DVD


One of the summer’s biggest box office hits, Asteroid City, directed by the talented Wes Anderson, is heading to digital, Blu-ray, and DVD. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release the unique comedy film on digital download on August 11 and Blu-ray DVD on August 15.

Asteroid City has a stellar cast led by Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, and Jason Schwartzman. Joining the three all-star leads is a critically acclaimed group of actors including Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, and Margot Robbie to name a few.

Asteroid City tells the story of a desert town set in America in the 1950s. The town hosts an annual celebration called Asteroid Day. This gathering calls Junior Stargazers and Space Cadets from across the country to assemble. This year things go off course when a world-changing event is predicted to happen. This quirky film brings comedy and science fiction to its viewers, along with some romance and drama.

For the first time, viewers will have access to behind-the-scenes features presented by seven-time Oscar-nominated director Wes Anderson. Below is a list of what these exclusive bonus features will include.

  • The Making of Asteroid City– With Wes Anderson as your guide, take a personal tour behind the scenes of Asteroid City and get insider’s access into set creation, performer preparation, music rehearsals and more.
  • Desert Town– Wes Anderson pulls back the curtain on the creation of Asteroid City with an intimate look at what goes into building a town in the middle of a desert and bringing its quirks to life.
  • Doomsday Carnival– Go even further inside Asteroid City as period costumes, classic cars, and camera tricks combine to create a bustling midway of carnival rides and lookie-loos anticipating an alien arrival. This is a digital, Blu-ray, and DVD exclusive.
  • Montana and Ranch Hands– Witness a quiet prayer evolve into a hand-clapping country hoedown as the film’s fictional band inspires a sudden dance number through their banjo, bass, and washboard.
  • The Players– Go behind-the-scenes with the stars of Asteroid City. This is a digital, Blu-ray, and DVD exclusive.
  • The Alien– Designers come up with the concept and Jeff Goldblum suits up in the costume to create the captivating look and mesmerizing movements of the movie’s extraterrestrial creature. This is a digital exclusive.
  • The Roadrunner– Get a peek at the planning, puppeteering, and careful camera positioning that animates an artificial animal with scene-stealing personality. This is a digital exclusive.
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