Alita: Battle Angel from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez arrived in theaters earlier this year and was a hit with fans of the original GUNNM (aka Battle Angel Alita) manga and newcomers alike, earning over $400 million at the box office. If you enjoyed the film and planned on adding it to your 4K library, the time to do that is happening right now.
Alita: Battle Angel is available to pre-order in 4K Ultra HD / 3D / Digital on Amazon for $29.96, which is 40% off the list price. Shipping is slated for July 23rd. Odds are that this wil be the max discount for the pre-order period, so lock it in while you can. Amazon is also sweetening the deal with a digital download code pre-order bonus that includes Comixology's Battle Angel Alita: Volumes 1+2. Note that the standard Blu-ray wasn't discounted at the time of writing, but that should change soon. The official description and list of bonus features is available below.
"From Academy Award winners James Cameron & Jon Landau, and visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this discarded cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. When deadly and corrupt forces come after Alita, she discovers a clue to her past - she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family, and the world she's grown to love."
"Now with hours of extensive special features the home entertainment release takes you behind-the-scenes with James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez to see the journey from Manga to Screen and what it took to bring Alita to life. Plus, go deeper into the universe of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, where you’ll learn about the past, the characters of the present, and the thrilling sport of Motorball."
Blu-ray Special Features
- Alita’s World - get a deeper look into the world of Alita: Battle Angel with these dynamic motion comics.
- The Fall - a look back at the terrible war that almost destroyed two planets and set the stage for the cyborg warrior Alita’s return 300 years later.
- Iron City - Hugo gives a guided tour of the Iron City he knows, showing off its dark corners and broken-down neighborhoods.
- What it Means to be a Cyborg - hunter-warrior Zapan tracks his mark across Iron City while musing about what it means to be a cyborg.
- Rules of the Game - A high-octane “crash course” in Motorball, introducing the rules, game-play, and the top-ranked players and their arsenal of weapons.
- From Manga to Screen – a behind-the-scenes look into the origins of Yukito Kishiro’s beloved manga, “Gunnm,” and the long road to bring it to life on the big screen.
- Evolution of Alita - how Alita was brought to life, from the casting of Rosa Salazar, to performance capture, and final VFX by WETA Digital.
- Motorball - go inside Iron City’s favorite pastime, from the origins and evolution of the sport, to rules on how the game is played.
- James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and cast Q&A moderated by Jon Landau.
- Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Cooking School: Chocolate - a cooking lesson on how to make delicious chocolate like that seen in the movie.
- 2005 Art Compilation (2019) - James Cameron’s original compilation of concept art for the then-titled “Battle Angel: Alita,” presented with new voiceover and music.
- Scene Deconstruction - view three different stages of the production - the original live action performance capture, the animation stage, and the final Weta VFX from four different scenes
- I Don’t Even Know My Own Name
- Just an Insignificant Girl
- I’m a Warrior Aren’t I?
- Kansas Bar
Note: This is not a sponsored post, but if you purchase one of the awesome products featured above, we may earn a small commission from the retailer. Thank you for your support.
Have you subscribed to ComicBook Nation, the official Podcast of ComicBook.com yet? Check it out by clicking here or listen below.
In this latest episode do a full on San Diego Comic Con 2019 preview with our predictions for Marvel Studios' next movies (including the recently announced Thor 4), what Netflix will bring with The Witcher and we go over the record breaking number of Emmy nominations Game of Thrones got! Make sure to subscribe now to never miss an episode!