Press Release Lionsgate Press Release: Midsommar (Blu-ray)

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Visionary Writer-Director Ari Aster Returns
with a Whole New Kind of Terror Arriving on
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD October 8 from Lionsgate®


SANTA MONICA, CA (August 19, 2019) — Horror auteur Ari Aster, the filmmaker behind last year’s breakout horror film Hereditary, is back with the unnerving and viscerally disturbing sun-soaked horror film Midsommar, arriving on Digital and On Demand September 24 from A24, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), and DVD October 8 from Lionsgate. The film stars Florence Pugh (upcoming Black Widow and Little Women) as a young woman who reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip to a remote Swedish village for a midsummer festival, which becomes more and more sinister as the days pass. The Rotten Tomato Certified Fresh™ film also stars Jack Reynor (Kin, Free Fire, TV’s “Strange Angel”), William Jackson Harper (TV’s “The Good Place,” They Remain, TV’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”), and Will Poulter (The Maze Runner, Detroit, The Revenant). Executive produced by Philip Westgren (Hellboy), Fredrik Heinig (Thelma), and Ben Rimmer (Ibiza, TV’s “Mr Selfridge”), Midsommar is “an expert piece of daylit terror” (Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York).

After a family tragedy, a young American couple joins some friends at a midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that grow increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary), comes this dread-soaked cinematic fairy tale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.

Bring home Midsommar and unravel the mystery behind the making of this harrowing tale with a never-before-seen making-of featurette, offering insight into Aster’s vision. The Midsommar Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
• “Let the Festivities Begin: Manifesting Midsommar” Featurette
• “Bear in a Cage™” Promo


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2019
Title Copyright: © 2019 A24 Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R disturbing ritualistic violence and grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Drama
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 147 Minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.00:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16x9 2.00:1 Presentation
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
 
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Loved the film, but I'm amazed that Lionsgate would announce a release without the director's cut TWO DAYS AFTER Aster screened the directors cut in New York. I'm wondering the if the director's cut will be available with the digital copy included with this release. Also, the lack of a UHD is disappointing.
 

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Lionsgate has a wildly unpredictable 4K release schedule - they released a 4K UHD of The Witch a whole 3 years after the blu ray! The Director's Cut of Midsommar sounds like something I would definitely go for - the reviews were very positive. The two films I've enjoyed the most at the cinema so far this year are Midsommar and Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood - neither felt too long for me.

Not every film needs another half hour tacked on to it though. On the upcoming 4K UHD Apocalypse Now, I'm going to stick with the original theatrical version, when I watch it at home. The extra scenes really made the movie drag.
 

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I figure there will be a 4K Director's Cut release within a short period of time just to get everyone to double dip.
 

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If will also probably be available in 4K immediately on the streaming services like iTunes. That’s what I’ll buy. Prob $14.99.
 

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I'm hoping this is just a window of exclusivity and there will be an eventual disc release. Even if they're planning that, they won't say anything because Apple doesn't want that to slow their sales.
 
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