Fans can own The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, this August. Lionsgate will be releasing the film on Blu-ray Combo Pack (Plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD on August 1, 2017.
The Circle is based on author Dave Eggers’ best-seller novel of the same name. Led by Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, The Circle also stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). EuropaCorp will also be releasing the film On Demand on August 1, 2017, and on Digital HD on July 18.
The gripping modern thriller is directed and co-written for the screen by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and Dave Eggers (A Hologram for the King). The cast also includes Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Patton Oswalt (Talking for Clapping), Glenne Headly (The Night Of), and Bill Paxton (Big Love) in his final role.
Here’s the official synopsis:
When Mae (Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics, and ultimately, her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family, and all of humanity.
The Lionsgate Home Entertainment release of The Circle features all-new bonus content, including three featurettes chronicling the making of the film, a look at the future of technology, and an interview with Tom Hanks and James Ponsdolt reminiscing about their work with Bill Paxton.
The Circle will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
Blu-ray/DVD Special Features:
- “No More Secrets: Completing The Circle — A Four-Part Series” Featurette
- “The Future Won’t Wait: Design and Technology” Featurette
- “A True Original: Remembering Bill Paxton” Featurette
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG-13 for a sexual situation, brief strong language and some thematic elements including drug use
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Subtitles: Spanish Subtitles and English SDH
Feature Run Time: 110 Minutes
Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
Blu-ray™ Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
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