Release Date:April 10,2012
Mediocre sci-fi fare at best, The Darkest Hour looks ok on blu-ray (it sounds great) but on 3D blu-ray looks a little darker than normal and often off spacially. An average movie with an average overall presentation. One thing of note - the short film included with it is actually more entertaining than the feature film - go figure!
The electrifying science-fiction thriller The Darkest Hour arrives on 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray and DVD April 10th from Summit Entertainment. Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer, Into the Wild), Max Minghella (Ides of March, The Social Network) and Olivia Thirlby (TV’s “Bored to Death,” Dredd) star in this story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow and fight to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.
With Moscow’s classic beauty as the backdrop, The Darkest Hour features mind-blowing special effects from the minds of visionary filmmakers Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Chris Gorak (Fight Club, Minority Report). The suspense never lets up as the invaders begin their assault on Earth, targeting the planet’s power supply.
Once the credits roll, see what happens next in The Darkest Hour: Survivors, an all-new short film following the rebel resistance around the globe! The fight continues as freedom fighters in Tokyo, Malibu and Afghanistan work together to develop new technology and strike a major blow to the alien invaders.
In addition to Survivors, the 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD contain special features that include an audio commentary with director Chris Gorak, deleted and extended scenes and a behind-the-scenes featurette -The Darkest Hour: Visualizing an Invasion.
“The Darkest Hour: Survivors” – Follow the rebel resistance in an all-new short film!
Deleted & Extended Scenes
The Darkest Hour: Visualizing an Invasion
Audio Commentary with the Director