The Fifth Estate, which chronicles the exploits of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will make it Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD debut on its officially announced release date of January 28.
The box office was not too kind to The Fifth Estate as it only earned $3.3 million during its theatrical run. The film should draw much greater interest on home video with Benedict Cumberbatch returning to the role of Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s Sherlock, as well as The Fifth Estate not being the type of film people will rush out to watch in cinemas. The film is directed by Bill Condon and co-stars Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci and Anthony Mackie.
The Blu-ray edition of The Fifth Estate will be presented in 1:85:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Bonus features include:
- The Submission Platform: Visual Effects (10:17) – From conception and pre-viz, through on-set photography and post, this featurette will explore the VFX challenges of bringing the submission platform to life.
- In Camera: Graphics (6:22) – A study of the techniques and work involved in capturing the on screen graphics in camera, and allowing realistic interaction with the actors’ performances.
- Scoring Secrets (9:15) – A detailed examination of the soundscape created by both the composer Carter Burwell as he records his score, and the film’s music supervisor as songs are chosen for the unique soundtrack.
- Trailers & TV Spots – Theatrical Trailer (2:32), Titles (:30), Button (:30), Estates (:30), Decide (:30), Critics Review (:30), and Untold Story (:15)