• Blue Beetle Powers Up 4K UHD and Blu-ray on October 31

    Posted Wed Sep 20, 2023 at 03:27 PM PDT by
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    Warner Brothers brings the fan-favorite DC superhero Blue Beetle to home video on Halloween with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (and Best Buy exclusive 4K SteelBook) as well as a Blu-ray (with Walmart exclusive SteelBook). Even Target has a Blu-ray exclusive with art cards here. Digital arrives September 26.

    Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero Blue Beetle.

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    The 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases will have Dolby Atmos soundtracks and bonus features include: 

    • “Generations: Blue Beetle” – 4-part documentary
      • Told in distinct chapters, explore the journeys of actors and filmmakers bringing “Blue Beetle” to the big screen for the first time ever. Audiences will be immersed in the POV of filmmakers who showcase their experiences on set and in their creative studios making the story of this DC character a reality.
    • Nana Knows Best – featurette
      • Witness Nana's transformation from an adorable 'abuelita' into a machine gun-wielding revolutionary, and stop in for a few of her most fun moments on set throughout production.
    • Scarab Vision – 2-part featurette
      • Xolo Maridueña hosts this series of scene study walk throughs that showcases how the scarab works and the role it plays in some of Blue Beetle's most epic moments.

     

    Pre-orders for Blue Beetle on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are up now and here is the full press release:


    Blue Beetle is highly entertaining thanks to its irresistible family at its center”

    DEADLINE / Pete Hammond

     

    Blue Beetle is a breath of fresh air.”

    THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER / David Rooney

     

    “Refreshing and inspired.”

    USA TODAY / Brian Truitt

     

    “Thrillingly action-packed”

    IGN / Alyssa Mora

     

     

    Blue Beetle

    The DC Super Hero’s First Feature Film

    Debuts For Premium Digital Ownership on September 26

     

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on October 31

     

    Burbank, CA, September 20, 2023 – Prepare for the action-packed, modern origin story that takes a fresh, fun look at the Super Hero genre in a can’t-miss spectacle of vibrant visuals, humor and heart when “Blue Beetle” arrives for purchase Digitally at home on September 26. The film is directed by Ángel Manuel Soto (“Charm City Kings”) with Xolo Maridueña (“Cobra Kai”) starring in the DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone feature film. The film will also be available to purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 31.

    • On September 26, “Blue Beetle will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $24.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $19.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu, and more.

     

    • On October 31, Blue Beetle will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD. Blue Beetle will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

    The Blue Beetle ensemble cast also includes Adriana Barraza (“Rambo: Last Blood,” “Thor”), Damían Alcázar (“Narcos,” “Narcos: Mexico”), Elpidia Carrillo (“Mayans M.C.,” the “Predator” films), Bruna Marquezine (“Maldivas,” “God Save the King”), Raoul Max Trujillo (the “Sicario” films, “Mayans M.C.”), with Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (“Monarch,” “Dead Man Walking”), and George Lopez (the “Rio and “Smurf” franchises). The film also stars Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories,” “Hocus Pocus 2”) and Harvey Guillén (“What We Do in the Shadows”).

    Blue Beetle is written Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, based on characters from DC. The film is produced by John Rickard and Zev Foreman and executive produced by Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Garrett Grant. 

    Synopsis:

    Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero Blue Beetle.

     

    DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

    Blue Beetle Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

    • “Generations: Blue Beetle” – 4-part documentary
      • Told in distinct chapters, explore the journeys of actors and filmmakers bringing Blue Beetle to the big screen for the first time ever. Audiences will be immersed in the POV of filmmakers who showcase their experiences on set and in their creative studios making the story of this DC character a reality.
    • Nana Knows Best – featurette
      • Witness Nana's transformation from an adorable 'abuelita' into a machine gun-wielding revolutionary, and stop in for a few of her most fun moments on set throughout production.
    • Scarab Vision – 2-part featurette
      • Xolo Maridueña hosts this series of scene study walk throughs that showcases how the scarab works and the role it plays in some of Blue Beetle's most epic moments.

     

    Consumer Products

    From toys and collectibles to apparel and home goods, WBDGCP’s Blue Beetle merchandise comes from premier licensees around the world and includes exclusives direct from Warner Bros. to fans through its DC Shop. Here are just some of the not-to miss “Blue Beetle” products for every member of la familia, designed exclusively for the official DC Shop: Blue Beetle Scarab Exclusive New Era Hat, Blue Beetle I Love Palmera City Exclusive T-shirt, “Blue Beetle Big Belly Burger Logo Exclusive T-shirt and more!

     

     

    BASICS

     

    Premium Digital Ownership: September 26, 2023

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 31, 2023

     

    4K Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

    4K Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French 

    BD Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

    BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

    DVD Languages: Canadian French, English, Latin Spanish

    DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

     

    Running Time: 127 minutes

    Rating: PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, language, and some suggestive references

    DVD: DLBY/DGTL

    Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

     

    PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

    4K UHD + Digital                                                                              $29.99

    Blu-ray + Digital                                                                                 $24.99

    DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

     

    THE CREDITS

     

    About “Blue Beetle

    From Warner Bros. Pictures come the feature film “Blue Beetle,” marking the DC Super Hero’s first time on the big screen. The film, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, stars Xolo Maridueña in the title role as well as his alter ego, Jaime Reyes.

     

    Starring alongside Maridueña (“Cobra Kai”) are Adriana Barraza (“Rambo: Last Blood,” “Thor”), Damían Alcázar (“Narcos,” “Narcos: Mexico”), Elpidia Carrillo (“Mayans M.C.,” the “Predator” films), Bruna Marquezine (“Maldivas,” “God Save the King”), Raoul Max Trujillo (the “Sicario” films, “Mayans M.C.”), with Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (“Monarch,” “Dead Man Walking”), and George Lopez (the “Rio and “Smurf” franchises). The film also stars Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories,” “Hocus Pocus 2”) and Harvey Guillén (“What We Do in the Shadows”).

    Soto (“Charm City Kings,” “The Farm”) directs from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (“Miss Bala”), based on characters from DC. John Rickard and Zev Foreman are producing, with Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Garrett Grant serving as executive producers.

    The director’s creative team behind the scenes includes director of photography Pawel Pogorzelski (“Midsommar,” “Hereditary”), production designer John Billington (“Bad Boys for Life”), editor Craig Alpert (“Deadpool 2,” “The Lost City”), Oscar-nominated costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo (“Jojo Rabbit,” the “Thor” films), visual effects supervisor Kelvin McIlwain (“The Suicide Squad,” “Aquaman”) and composer Bobby Krlic (“Midsommar,” the “Snowpiercer” series).

     

    A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, a Safran Company Production, “Blue Beetle” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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