Costing $170 million and raking in $405 million worldwide, Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel sits in that uncertain middle ground of not being a flop, but also not being a massive enough hit that a sequel is all but assured.
The James Cameron-produced sci-fi actioner put amnesiac cyborg Alita (Rosa Salazar) in the hands of gentle doctor Ido (Christoph Waltz) who thinks she may be destined for great things, but when deadly forces begin pursuing her, a clue to her past unlocks some extraordinary abilities – abilities that powerful people will go to great lengths to harness. For more in-depth coverage on the film, you can check out our review, interviews, and ending explainer.
If you’re keen to check out Alita: Battle Angel because you missed it at the cinema, or didn’t miss it, and want to own a copy for yourself to rewatch at home, it’ll be available via digital on July 9th and released on 4K UHD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD July 23rd.
Here’s a look at the bonus content you can expect to find on the discs:
Alita’s World – get a deeper look into the world of Alita: Battle Angel with these dynamic motion comics.
The Fall – a look back at the terrible war that almost destroyed two planets and set the stage for the cyborg warrior Alita’s return 300 years later.
Iron City – Hugo gives a guided tour of the Iron City he knows, showing off its dark corners and broken-down neighborhoods.
What it Means to be a Cyborg – hunter-warrior Zapan tracks his mark across Iron City while musing about what it means to be a cyborg.
Rules of the Game – A high-octane “crash course” in Motorball, introducing the rules, game-play, and the top-ranked players and their arsenal of weapons.
From Manga to Screen – a behind-the-scenes look into the origins of Yukito Kishiro’s beloved manga, “Gunnm,” and the long road to bring it to life on the big screen.
Evolution of Alita – how Alita was brought to life, from the casting of Rosa Salazar, to performance capture, and final VFX by WETA Digital.
Motorball – go inside Iron City’s favorite pastime, from the origins and evolution of the sport, to rules on how the game is played.
James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and Cast Q&A moderated by Jon Landau.
Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Cooking School: Chocolate – a cooking lesson on how to make delicious chocolate like that seen in the movie.
2005 Art Compilation (2019) – James Cameron’s original compilation of concept art for the then-titled “Battle Angel: Alita,” presented with new voiceover and music.
Scene Deconstruction – view three different stages of the production – the original live action performance capture, the animation stage, and the final Weta VFX from four different scenes:
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As always, we remind you that special features can vary by format, territory and retailer.