Annihilation DVD, Natalie Portman

(Courtesy of Paramount)

Paramount Home Media Distribution brings the thought-provoking psychological sci-fi thriller, Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, onto Blu-ray and DVD. Check out the bonus material to the critically-acclaimed movie that is quite visually and intellectually inventive!

A group of military scientists reluctantly team together to enter “The Shimmer.” The answers to humanity’s future lies within a mysterious quarantined zone. Can anyone survive inside the mutating landscapes and escape the transmogrifying creatures?

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Annihilation on Blu-ray and DVD:

5)The Ensemble Cast!

When you have an ensemble cast that includes Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Oscar Isaac…you’re never bored with what’s up on-screen. Each cast member should recieve critical praise for their engaging performance. Surprisingly, no one tops each other and everybody is in tune to the film’s bleak message.

4) Dredd!

Everyone talks about Ex Machina, movie lovers will recognize writer/director Alex Garland for his ultra-violent comic book adaptation of Dredd. Now adapting Jeff VanderMeer’s bestselling novel, Garland mixes the sci-fi invasion and body horror genres with Annihilation. Garland’s imagery will get under your skin and freak you out.

3) That Ending!

I don’t know how to explain it, but I was in awe of the climatic dance sequence between Portman’s Lena and her faceless double. In this tightly choreographed performance space, Portman has to give the emotional wallop of being driven to sheer madness. Somehow this silent choreography has to be brutal, heartbreaking, and unrelenting; all at the same time.

2) A Thought-Provoking Sci-Fi Thriller!

Overall, Annihilation really dives into the big questions about human nature, while unsettlingly refusing to provide easy answers to its audience. Viewers will certainly be challenged and thinking about the meaning behind movie’s themes long after the end credits roll.

1) The Special Features

Part 1 – SOUTHERN REACH

“Refractions”

“For Those That Follow”

Part 2 – AREA X

“Shimmer”

“Vanished into Havoc”

Part 3 – TO THE LIGHTHOUSE

“Unfathomable Mind”

“The Last Phase”

Annihilation arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on May 29th, 2018.

By Jorge Solis

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