‘Westworld’ Blu-Ray Release Date & Special Features Revealed

Westworld Logo Blu-RayThe wait is almost over – HBO has announced Westworld Season 1 will arrive later this year on Blu-Ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray.

The acclaimed HBO sci-fi drama – based on the 1970s classic from Michael Crichton (author of Jurassic Park) – will finally be up for sale on home video formats on November 7, 2017. Warner Brothers Home Entertainment executive Rosemary Markson released a statement about Westworld‘s arrival on home video:

“We are thrilled to release the first season of HBO’s critically-acclaimed and most watched new series Westworld in 4K Ultra HD with HDR, Blu-ray and DVD. Fans will devour this beautifully crafted series – a perfect candidate to receive the fully immersive 4K HDR experience along with limited edition collectable packaging and all-new special features.”

Among the special features on the home video release of Westworld are 3 all-new featurettes, the complete archive of the forthcoming 2017 San Diego Comic Con presentation, and a gag reel which will see release for the first time. More featurettes about the making of the series will be present on the disc as well, although they have been shown before.

Westworld Season 1 will be available for $49.99 on DVD, $54.97 on Blu-Ray, and $64.99 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray. You can check out the trailer released by the premium cable along with the UHD box art and the full list of special features below.

Westworld 4K Blu-Ray

  • Inside Look with Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy – Season One (New Featurette)
  • Imagining the Main Title (New Featurette)
  • The Key to The Chords (New Featurette)
  • 2017 Comic Con Panel (New)
  • Gag reel (New)
  • Welcome to Westworld
  • Crafting the Narrative
  • An Invitation to The Set
  • Welcome to Westworld: About the Series
  • Reality of A.I.: Westworld
  • “The Big Moment” Featurette

Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.

‘Westworld’ 1.10 “The Bicameral Mind” Review

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mind-finale

Westworld ended as it began – an ambitious, albeit frustrating, look at the deepest of questions, such as what is consciousness? With such big ideas on its mind, it sometimes let some cliched storytelling devices through. Most of the theories to the big questions panned out, like the Man in Black really is William, but with so much to accomplish that even at 90 minutes, it felt muddled, even as it delivered on many of the season’s promises. In the post-episode breakdown, showrunner (and episode co-writer/director) Jonathan Nolan said the theme of the first season was control. In the end, the show handled control about as well as the hapless humans running the park – ignorantly. Then again, since the theme of the show is the relationship between hosts and humans, perhaps that was the point.

Let’s go through the events. I decided to divide this review roughly chronologically, to get our first clear view of the history of the park as told by the show’s first season. Click Next to start the review or click which part of the review you’d like to read first.

  1. 35 years ago, just prior to the park’s opening
  2. 30 years ago, during William & Logan’s trip
  3. The present day
    1. Maeve’s escape
    2. Dolores and the Man in Black
    3. Ford’s new narrative “Journey into Night”

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.