‘Atomic Blonde’ is punching its way to home video

The Neon trenched thriller hits shelves in November.

Atomic Blonde came and went in cinemas over the summer, with praise going towards its action scenes, soundtrack and performances but criticism over its narrative structure and pace. Still, it managed to score a decent profit on a mid size budget along with solid critical notices here and there. In case if you missed it while it was in theaters however, have no fear: The Charlize Theron staring, slam banging, girl on girl kissing, late 80’s spy flick is coming to home video very soon. On the 14th of November to be precise. First up, the cover art, which smartly reuses the poster of Theron looking like a stylin’, not give a fuck bitch instead of a bunch of photoshopped heads of the main cast:

Next up, we have the bonus features, which look like a decent selection of extras:

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Welcome to Berlin
  • Blondes Have More Gun
  • Spymaster
  • Anatomy of a Fight Scene
  • Story in Motion with Optional Commentary by Director David Leitch
  • Feature Commentary with Director David Leitch and Editor Elisabet Ronaldsdottir

And as a final note, both the standard Blu and UHD discs will use DTS:X as their audio codec. But if you can’t access these multi dimensional audio, have no fear: The disc will default to a 7.1 DTS-HD-Master Audio codec instead for those unequipped, which I’m sure will be just banging to listen to, between the bone crunches and 80’s new wave music. Strangely enough, the film was mixed and graded in Dolby Cinema, which makes me wonder why Universal went with Vision but not Atmos on this, seeing how they’ve given their other discs the same treatments before. But I digress.

Atomic Blonde was one of my favorite films of the summer and provided tons of entertainment value for me when I saw it with a friend. Even though I had some scripting/pacing issues with, it offered so much in the ways of style and entertainment value that I was able to look past those problems with ease. I won’t hesitate to pick up a copy of this baby in the future.

  • King Alvarez

    I’ll definitely pick this up when the time comes. I was supposed to go see this and Dunkirk on my birthday but had to work on freelance instead.

  • TheDeadFellow

    Thank you. I’m kind of a nut about those details tbh.

  • Still need to see this. On my list. And looking forward to an article about the change in formats for sound on home release by you. That’s always an intriguing part of your articles/comments.

  • TheDeadFellow

    It made 94 million worldwide on a budget of 35 mill (with 51 of it earned over here), so I’d say there’s a decent chance. Even if it’s just a one off, its still counts as a minor success and helps cement Theron’s career revitalization as one hell of an action heroine.

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    I really want Atomic Blonde 2!
    Buy this movie so we can get a sequel!

  • ResonanceCascade

    It’s pretty solid. Has my favorite action sequence of the year in it, too.

  • TheDeadFellow

    Other times, it’s the other way around, where the flops come out later than the ones that are hits. Just recently, it took A Cure For Wellness and Ghost In The Shell to hit shelves fairly long while Logan and Get Out came out on video in a scant two to three-ish months.

  • It’s about fourth months for films that weren’t blockbusters and six months for blockbuster movies I always figure.

  • I had every intention of seeing this in theaters, but never got around to it. Fortunately the theater-to-blu-ray timeframe always seems to be shrinking, so at least I can save a few bucks.

  • TheDeadFellow

    Hell fucking yes.