One Direction: This Is Us coming to 3D Blu-ray in December
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that the musical of the group One Direction, entitled ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US, will be available on Blu-ray in a combo pack that will include the original theatrical film as well as extended fan cuts of the film December 17th, 2013. The extended cut includes 20 minutes of new footage as well as four additional songs for the fans. ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is directed by Morgan Spurlock, of SUPER SIZE ME fame.
Here’s the synopsis: Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it’s really like to be One Direction. Check out the trailer below.
I don’t really keep up on these films about pop stars or groups, however, ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US only grossed over $28 million at the box office, which normally would be considered a bust. However, with only a $10 million budget, that’s still a pretty substantial gross so we’ll see if this will be a continuing trend with studios and pop groups.
Special features include:
Blu-ray Combo Pack Exclusive Bonus Features (Also 3D Format):
• Twenty minutes of new footage
• Four additional songs
• Three featurettes:
o I Didn’t Do It – The boys try to compete on-air promotions at a Japanese Radio station
o Hold That Pose – The boys visit the famous Madam Tussauds wax museum
o Up All Night! – Two mini movies previously only shown during teh live concert
Blu-ray Combo Pack Bonus Features:
• Best Song Ever music video
• Five “Going Home” Featurettes – Each member of the group visits their own town, family and friends offering fans a glimpse at their life off the road
• Two additional featurettes
o Before the Show Featurette – Featuring the boys hanging out, playing games, exercising/training, and getting ready for one of their performances
o 1D Family Featurette – A piece on the fans of One Direction
• Extended Scenes