Ad Astra DVD release date UK and when is it out on iTunes, Blu-ray, digital release and rental

Ad Astra DVD release date UK, iTunes, Blu-ray, digital release and rental

With so many big films out this year’s it’s easy to miss the potential of movies that would otherwise be pretty big news, so here’s the Ad Astra DVD, Blu-ray and digital release date (UK details below) to redress the balance. Brad Pitt leads the cast for this sci-fi thriller and while it hasn’t managed to stand out from the crowd too much it could still be big on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Xbox ONE and PS4, especially the rental option. 

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The home entertainment release follows its imminent arrival on the big screen with a story that will see Brad Pitt heading off on a space voyage on a mission that has similarities to Armageddon, Deep Impact and Interstellar. There was a time when a film like Ad Astra would have been one of the biggest releases of the year, but with the likes of Avengers: Endgame, It Chapter 2, The Joker and Star Wars The Last Jedi it was always going to be a tough one for the cinema, DVD, Blu-ray and digital release.

With the solar system threatened by an uncontrolled anti-matter reaction deep in space linked to an expedition his father made 30-years earlier, Astronaut Rory McBride (Pitt) must head out to save the Universe. However, his superiors believe his father Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones) is responsible for the incident, so the scene is set for some pretty intense space voyage, taking in the Moon, Mars and the outer solar system along the way.

In addition to Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones, the cast also includes Liv Tyler as Rory’s wife Eve and Donald Sutherland as his father’s friend Colonel Pruitt. Ruth Negga (Loving), John Ortiz (Fast & Furious 6), and Greg Bryant who voiced the inimitable Joseph Seed in computer game Far Cry 5, round out the cast.

DVD, iTunes, Xbox ONE, PS4, Amazon and digital rental release date UK

The Ad Astra DVD and Blu-ray UK release date is expected for early January 2020, following on from its big screen run in September 2019. Reviews are already in and they’ve been universally positive, so while it’s unconfirmed at the moment there should be a 4K release too with the outside chance of a 3D Blu-ray similar to the like of Gravity. However, we’re confirm the details for the UK as soon as they’re announced.

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The iTunes, Xbox ONE, PS4 and Amazon Video digital release will be one to two weeks earlier, so that should be around New Year’s, so either the last week of December or the first week of January, give or take a little leeway for Holiday scheduling. The digital rental release will be on the same date as the DVD and Blu-ray, so that’s again the first half of January 2020.

Ad Astra has a runtime of 2 hour 4 minutes, so it’s on the upper scales of a mid-size space opera. This should give it a digital file size of around 5Gb at 1080p HD and 2.3-2.5Gb in standard definition. As ever, check your PC, Mac, PS4 or Xbox ONE hard drive to make sure that you’ve got storage space for it before you download.

You can follow Ad Astra on its official Twitter page to see more on the home entertainment release at https://twitter.com/adastramovie.

UK cinema release date

Ad Astra has been confirmed for a UK release date on the big screen of Wednesday the 18th September 2019, including iMAX cinemas. It’ll be out on the same week as Rambo Last Blood and a week later than the Downton Abbey film in the UK, so it’s going to be a close call for the number one spot at the box office.

Ad Astra age rating

The Ad Astra age rating hasn’t been confirmed as of yet in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification. There’s a few weeks left before the release date, so details should be out imminently.

We’ll add in more details about the film as they become available, but the information above should give you a good idea of what to expect from the home entertainment release.

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You can see the official Ad Astra webpage on the Fox Movies website at www.foxmovies.com/movies/ad-astra.