Asteroid City Blu-ray & DVD Release Date Set, Special Features Detailed

Universal Pictures has announced the Asteroid City Blu-ray and DVD release date for Wes Anderson’ latest comedy-drama. This comes nearly a month after the film’s theatrical release on June 16.

Universal Pictures has announced the Asteroid City Blu-ray and DVD release date for Wes Anderson’ latest comedy-drama. This comes nearly a month after the film’s theatrical release on June 16.

When is Asteroid City Blu-ray and DVD release date?

Asteroid City will be available to rent or purchase on digital starting next week on August 11 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This will be followed by its home video release on Blu-ray and DVD on August 15.

Both digital and physical releases of the Wes Anderson movie film will feature bonus content. This includes featurettes with exclusive talent and filmmaker interviews that dive deeper into the film’s unique characters, story, and themes of community and curiosity.

Listed below are the full list of special features:

  • The Making of Asteroid City – With Wes Anderson as your guide, take a personal tour behind the scenes of “Asteroid City” and get insider’s access into set creation, performer preparation, music rehearsals and more.
  • Desert Town – Wes Anderson pulls back the curtain on the creation of Asteroid City with an intimate look at what goes into building a town in the middle of a desert and bringing its quirks to life.
  • Doomsday Carnival (Digital, Blu-ray™, DVD Exclusive) – Go even further inside Asteroid City as period costumes, classic cars, and camera tricks combine to create a bustling midway of carnival rides and lookie-loos anticipating an alien arrival.
  • Montana and Ranch Hands – Witness a quiet prayer evolve into a hand-clapping country hoedown as the film’s fictional band inspires a sudden dance number through their banjo, bass, and washboard.
  • The Players (Digital, Blu-ray™, DVD Exclusive) – Go behind-the-scenes with the stars of Asteroid City.
  • The Alien (Digital Exclusive) – Designers come up with the concept and Jeff Goldblum suits up in the costume to create the captivating look and mesmerizing movements of the movie’s extraterrestrial creature.
  • The Roadrunner (Digital Exclusive) – Get a peek at the planning, puppeteering, and careful camera positioning that animates an artificial animal with scene-stealing personality.

What is Asteroid City about?

“It tells the story of a fictional American desert town circa 1955 and its Junior Stargazer convention, which brings together students and parents from across the country for scholarly competition, rest/recreation, comedy, drama, romance, and more,” reads the official synopsis.

Asteroid City was written and directed by Wes Anderson. The ensemble cast includes long-time Wes Anderson collaborators, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Bryan Cranston, Jeffrey Wright, Liev Schreiber, Tony Revolori, Jeff Goldblum, and Jack Ryan. Joining them are Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, Hong Chau, Maya Hawke, Sophia Lillis, and more. The project is produced by Jeremy Dawson and Steven Rales.