Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just announced the upcoming release of Alpha, scheduling the inspirational journey on the origins of man’s best friend for release on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc in November.
An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines light on the origins of man’s best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.
The impending winter season leads a fearful seventeen-year-old Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to accompany his father Tau (Jóhannes Hakur Jóhannesson) and other members of the Cro-Magnon tribe to go on their annual bison hunt, where fate leaves the young boy critically injured and alone. Survival instincts kick in as Keda discovers his way back home while also finding a new friend during his barbaric feat.
The Blu-ray, Digital release contain gripping never-before-seen content, including a Director’s cut, Alternate Opening and Endings as well as three additional deleted scenes with Director Commentaries, and four behind-the-scenes featurettes. In “The Wolf Behind Alpha,” fans learn all about Chuck, the dog/wolf hybrid actor playing Alpha and learn what made him so popular on set. Audiences get an inside look into the training that Chuck and Kodi Smit-McPhee went through to create a real-life bond in “Boy & Wolf.” Hear the cast and crew discuss creating this never-before-seen film with insights into the creation of the stunning visuals with visual effects, new language, extensive research on artifacts, costumes and more in “Building the World.” In a “Hero’s Journey,” Kodi leads the conversation about what it was like playing such an emotional character and his character’s development through the film.
Alpha will be available on November 13 on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc.