The 2018 film “The First Purge“ is not only coming to 4K and Blu-ray (as reported) but it’s also going to be getting an Exclusive Steelbook 4K UHD Blu-ray release over at Best Buy. The Steelbook version, and other version of the film will be available on October 2nd, via Universal. “The First Purge“ 4K Steelbook is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Best Buy.
It’s also worth noting (as mentioned in my previous post) that the other three films in this franchise will also be getting Exclusive Steelbooks of their 4K UHD Blu-ray releases at Best Buy on the same date (10/2). Those Steelbooks for those films can be found linked to below by title for their pre-order listings (slightly more affordable, priced at under $20 each).
The 2018 Blumhouse produced film “The First Purge“ directed by Gerard McMurray is coming to both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on October 2nd via Universal Studios. The first retailer showing its release date is Best Buy, as you can see. It’s already available for PRE-ORDER on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc. Both releases will come in the form of “combo pack” with the 4K release including a Blu-ray, the Blu-ray release including a DVD, and both getting a Digital Copy of the film included.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include 2160p 4K video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 (for of High Dynamic Range) and DTS:X sound. The Blu-ray Disc release tech specs include full 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and DTS:X sound. An Exclusive Steelbook of the 4K version of this film will be available at Best Buy, which you can find more information on reported HERE.
Bonus materials set to be included on both releases are listed below.
- Deleted Scene
- A Radical Experiment – Cast and filmmakers discuss how The First Purge expands on the themes of the franchise, making them more culturally relevant than ever before.
- Bringing the Chaos – Violence is inescapable in The First Purge. Here we explore the elements that ramped up the action in the film and made it the most intense installment yet.
- The Masks of the First Purge – A good disguise is a key part of a successful Purge night. In this featurette, we take a look at how the masks in the film added to the terror of The First Purge.
It’s also worth noting that Best Buy will be getting some EXCLUSIVE Steelbook releases for the films in “The Purge” franchise on 4K UHD Blu-ray. These can be found further below, after the break as well as the official announcement for the release of “The First Purge” on home video.