Jul 21, 2011

Upcoming Spy DVDs: Hanna

DVD Active reports that Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release Joe Wright's hard-edged teen assassin movie Hanna on DVD and Blu-ray on September 6. According to the website, extras on both versions include an alternate ending (that I'm particularly keen to see; the ending was the only part I didn't really like about the movie), deleted scenes, "Anatomy of a Scene: The Escape From Camp G" (undoubtedly the coolest scene in the movie) and an audio commentary with director Wright. Further exclusive bonus features on the Blu-ray (don't you hate that?) include "Adapt or Die," a featurette on training, a making-of documentary cleverly titled "Central Intelligence Allegory," a featurette on the Chemical Brothers' awesome score called "Chemical Reaction" and "The Wide World of Hanna," a featurette about the film's impressive European locations. This La Femme Nikita-meets-Bourne with a teenage girl spy movie/fairy tale starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana is one of my favorites of the year so far, and I'm looking forward to adding the Blu-ray to my collection. And look! They even kept the cool poster art rather than slapping together a Photoshop montage for the DVD cover! Nicely done, Universal. Pricing has yet to be announced.


J. John Aquino said...

Without spoiling the ending for readers who haven't seen Hanna, what didn't you like about the ending? Did you find it to be abrupt? I thought the ending tied in well to the beginning of the movie.

Tanner said...

Exactly. I thought it was too abrupt. I appreciated the symmetry with the beginning, but I wanted a longer, more rewarding showdown between Hanna and Cate Blanchett. And being purposely vague to avoid spoilers, I also would have liked to see Hanna learn about something that must have happened off camera and react to it. Other than those complaints, I really enjoyed the movie.