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
- 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.