(Courtesy of Lionsgate)
Lionsgate Home Entertainment brings all the sci-fi/action drama behind Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, onto DVD and Blu-Ray. Check out all the bonus features about how this comic book movie came to life through its groundbreaking special effects.
As we previously mentioned, an impending dark force threatens the vast metropolis of Alpha, which happens to be a safe haven to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives, Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) must race against the clock to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
Here are 5 reasons why you should get Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets on DVD and Blu-Ray:
5) Luc Besson!
Luc Besson is the critically acclaimed French film director behind The Professional, Nikita, and The Family. One of my personal favorites in Besson’s archives is The Fifth Element starring Bruce Willis (Die Hard) and Milla Jovovich (The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc). I was very excited to see this filmmaker return to the sci-fi genre and adapt the French comic book series Valérian and Laureline by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières.
4) This Movie Looks Damn Expensive!
Just about in every frame, there happens to be a CGI or prosthetic effect! More than just a fun spectacle, the extended running time allows the narrative to edited into four short stories. We not only get to see Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) working side-by-side, they also get their own solo adventure!
3) Both Leads Have Been In Comic Book Movies!
Dane DeHaan was previously in Marc Webb’s second installment of The Amazing Spider-Man reboot. Cara Delevingne was recently seen as the super-villain Enchantress in Suicide Squad!
2) The Guest Stars!
Clive Owen continues to work with just about every top name director you can think of! There’s also a fun performance by Rihanna and Ethan Hawke shows up as the comic relief!
1) The Special Features!
“Citizens of Imagination: Creating the Universe of Valerian” Multi-Part Documentary
Paper, Ink, Flesh, Blood: Origins and Characters
To Alpha and Beyond: Production and Stunts
Denizens of the Galaxy: Humans and Aliens
The Final Element: Visual Effects
“The Art of Valerian” Photo Gallery
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD November 21, 2017.
– By Jorge Solis