Sony Pictures’ latest Ice Age adventure “Alpha” is releasing on Digital HD and the Movies Anywhere App on October 30th, the movie will then release on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13th. Directed and co-written by Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli), “Alpha” is a story centered on the relationship between man and man’s best friend, as they are forced to rely on each other to survive the harsh and unforgiving wilderness.
The impending winter season leads a fearful seventeen-year-old Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let Me In, X-Men: The Apocalypse) to accompany his father Tau (Jóhannes Hakur Jóhannesson, “Game of Thrones”) and other members of the Cro-Magnon tribe to go on their annual bison hunt, where fate leaves the young boy critically injured and alone. Survival instincts kick in as Keda discovers his way back home while also finding a new friend during his barbaric feat. The movie also stars Leonor Varela (Blade II), Marcin Kowalcyk (“You are God” and “Hardkor Disco”), Jens Hultén (“M15 Rogue Nation”), Natassia Malthe (Elektra) and Spencer Bogaret (Vincent).
The film was a financial success for Sony Pictures, despite a relatively low $10M opening back in August. “Alpha” went on to make $35M domestically before grossing $77M worldwide. To be fair, the film opened against some heavy-hitters, launching in theaters against “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Meg,” “Mile 22,” and “Mission Impossible Fallout”.
The Blu-ray, Digital release contain never-before-seen content, including a Director’s cut, Alternate Opening and Endings as well as three additional deleted scenes with Director Commentaries, and four behind-the-scenes featurettes.
ALPHA was directed by Albert Hughes from a story by Albert Hughes and screenplay by Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt. The film was produced by Andrew Rona and Albert Hughes and executive produced by Guo Guangchang, Louise Rosner and Stuart M. Besser.
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