Lionsgate brings its $61m worldwide-grossing action-packed thriller American Assassin to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD December 5th, but for those who simply can’t wait, it arrives on Digital November 21st.

The 4K Ultra HD version will include both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio, so even if the movie wasn’t at the top of your shopping list for the Holidays, it looks like this release is going to pack a mean punch, and presumably test your home theater to its very limits.

Based on the best-selling book series by Vince Flynn, Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) and Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman) lead a star-studded ensemble cast. In this tale of revenge and counter-terrorism, Mitch Rapp (O’Brien) joins a black ops unit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Keaton) to track down stolen plutonium and attempt to prevent Islamic terrorists starting a holy war.

Helmed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland) and written for the screen by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, the American Assassin 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital releases will feature exclusive bonus content, including five all-new, never-before-seen featurettes, and a cast Q&A.

It’s good to see that Lionsgate continues to promote both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos on its expanding library of 4K Ultra HD titles, and we’re watching this space. It would be good to see other studios follow suit.

The 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.



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