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Baby Driver races onto digital September 12 & Blu-ray October 10

08.29.2017

The second the first BABY DRIVER trailers started racing onto the web we all knew it would be one of the coolest movies of the year. We, of course, were right on the money, as the movie stands as Edgar Wright’s best-reviewed and highest-grossing (by a long mile) film ever.  Audiences fell in love with the killer soundtrack, endearing romance, and slick action, and now we can all relive the magic in about two weeks when the digital release hits on September 12.

Sony announced the release date yesterday, and those who wish to build their Blu-ray collection like a mighty castle of movie nerddom can buy the Blu-ray on October 10. The box art takes from the movie’s poster and features the main cast, including Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Eiza González.

Here is the list of special features as well, and they are mighty:

  •     Extended/Deleted Scenes - 20 minutes of extended scenes and a few moments that were dropped from the final cut.
  •     Mozart In A Go-Kart: Ansel Drives - Ride shotgun with star Ansel Elgort as he works with the talented stunt drivers to become the ultimate getaway driver.                                  
  •     I Need A Killer Track: The Music - Explore how the film's phenomenal soundtrack dictated both the writing process and all aspects of production on Baby Driver.               
  •     That's My Baby: Edgar Wright - Follow Edgar Wright's vision of Baby Driver from its inception two decades ago, to its ultimate realization on the big screen.                        
  •     Meet Your New Crew: Doc's Gang - Led by powerhouse Kevin Spacey, the cast assembled to form Doc's gang is perfectly constructed with stars like Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm as well as up and coming talent like Eiza González and Jon Bernthal. Go behind the scenes to see this talented group at work as they bring these characters to life.  
  •     Find Something Funky On There: The Choreography - With every frame of Baby Driver set to a specific beat it took precise choreography by the cast, crew and editors to create a cinematic dance like nothing that's been done before.  Hear from the choreographer and filmmakers on this groundbreaking process.                                            
  •     Devil Behind The Wheel: The Car Chases - From closing down Atlanta's interstates to creating eye-popping maneuvers for a variety of vehicles, witness the amazing craftsmanship and sheer determination that made the film's incredible car chases possible.
  •     Animatics - Check out over 35 minutes of the numerous pre-vis animatics developed by Edgar Wright as part of his meticulous preparation.
  •     Ansel Elgort Audition - See firsthand the audition that proved without a doubt that Ansel Elgort was the perfect choice for Baby.
  •     Annotated Coffee Run Rehearsal - Day one of production involved one of the film's most elaborately choreographed sequences where every movement is carefully crafted.  Check out the preliminary rehearsal and see the behind the scenes movement in concert with Ansel Elgort's on camera choreography.                                               
  •     Hair, Make Up & Costume Tests - In this stylized montage, witness the transformation of the actors through costume, hair and makeup tests.
  •     Mint Royale - "Blue Song" Music Video - This music video directed by Edgar years ago for the band Mint Royale showcases some early inspiration for Baby Driver.
  •     Complete Storyboard Gallery - See the elaborate storyboards developed for the film in this gallery featuring storyboards for the entire film.          
  •     Director Commentary
  •     Filmmaker Commentary (Edgar Wright and Director of Photography Bill Pope)

Easily one of the best of the year so far, BABY DRIVER is certainly one I'll be picking up when it hits Blu-ray. I only got to see it once when it was in theaters, and something tells me that is a criminally low amount. There are also so many special features I can't wait to go through, like all the deleted scenes and the featurette detailing the car chases. I am quite positive that even if it came with a copy of the Bible it would still be the coolest home release of the year.

BABY DRIVER arrives on digital September 12 and hits Blu-ray on October 10.

Source: Sony

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