Film

‘Ready Player One’ Goes Digital This July

Head to the Oasis this holiday weekend

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Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” is releasing on Digital HD in just a few short weeks and the 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD versions of the film won’t be too far behind it. The Digital HD version is launching on July 3rd, so you’ll have something to watch over the holiday weekend, and the Blu-ray versions are releasing on July 24th.

Fans can pre-order the digital version on iTunes, Amazon Video, and Google Play, and the retail versions are available on sites like Amazon.com.

The film was a huge success for Warner Bros. Pictures, bringing in over $41M on the film’s opening weekend. “Ready Player One” then went on to gross over $135M domestically and over $576M worldwide.

If you didn’t see the film, the sci-fi epic takes place in the year 2045. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the OASIS to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—known as the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.

“Ready Player One” stars Tye Sheridan (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Mud”), Olivia Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story,” TV’s “Bloodline”). The ensemble cast also includes Lena Waithe (TV’s “Master of None”), T.J. Miller (“Deadpool,” TV’s “Silicon Valley”), Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Simon Pegg (the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” movies) and Oscar® winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Dunkirk”).

Three-time Oscar winner Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. It is based on the novel by Cline, which has now spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers List, recently climbing to the No. 1 spot, as well as reaching No. 1 on Amazon’s Most Read Fiction chart. “Ready Player One” was produced by Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Dan Farah. Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris deFaria and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.