“Real Steel” Comes to DVD and Blu-ray on January 24th, 2012!!!

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
January 23, 2012

I love me some Hugh Jackman!  Well, you get lots of Hugh when you watch the Action Adventure with Heart, Real Steel. DreamWorks Studios releases Real Steel on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, and On-Demand on January 24th, 2012.  Pete Hammond from Box Office Magazine says, “It’s Rocky with robots….a heartwarming movie for everyone.”  This visually stunning action-adventure filled with heart and soul is a “must-add” to every home movie collection, delivering a premium in-home experience complete with knockout bonus materials that dive deeper into the action.  You can purchase your copy of Real Steel in the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack in stores and online on January 24th, 2012, retailing for $39.99.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its perfect picture and sound, delivers the ultimate punch, offering viewers a variety of supplemental bonus features that take them ringside with Director Shawn Levy on the making of the film. Exclusive features include a bare-knuckled exposé of the life story of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), deleted and extended scenes that go deeper into the film and storylines, and a riveting profile with legendary boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard. Plus, the revolutionary Real Steel Second Screen app lets viewers sync their iPad™* or computer with the Blu-ray movie to peel back layers of effects with progression reels, check out 360-degree turnarounds of the robots, explore seamless branching pods that delve into the cutting-edge technology used to create the fights, and much more.

The #1 movie in the country for two consecutive weeks during its theatrical run, Real Steel is directed by Shawn Levy (Night At the Museum franchise, Date Night and What Happens in Vegas)produced by Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List), with a screenplay by John Gatins (Coach CarterSummer Catch). Set in the not-so-distant future where boxing has gone high-tech and 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring, the film stars Hugh Jackman (X-Men franchise, Australia) as Charlie Kenton, Evangeline Lilly (TV’s LostThe Hurt Locker) as Bailey Tallet, Dakota Goyo (Thor) as Max Kenton, Kevin Durand (I Am Number FourX-Men Origins: Wolverine) as Ricky, and Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment BureauThe Hurt Locker) as Finn.


3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy)
All 2-Disc Blu-ray Bonus Features
All DVD Bonus Features

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 DVD)
Countdown to the Fight—The Charlie Kenton Story
Sugar Ray Leonard: Cornerman’s Champ
Deleted and Extended Scenes with introductions by Shawn Levy
—Extended “Meet Ambush”
—Deleted “Butterfly” Storyline
PLUS All DVD Bonus Features

1-Disc DVD (1 DVD)
Making of Metal Valley
Building the Bots

Sugar Ray Leonard: Cornerman’s Champ
PLUS All DVD Bonus Features


STREET DATE:   January 24, 2012
Direct Pre-book:   November 29, 2011
Distributor Pre-book:   December 13, 2011

Release Formats &  3-Disc Blu-ray = $44.99 U.S./$51.99 Canada
Suggested Retail  2-Disc Blu-ray = $39.99 U.S./ $46.99 Canada
Pricing:   1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada
HD Digital = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
SD Digital = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada
On-Demand = check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing

Feature Run Time:  127 Minutes
Ratings:   U.S.: PG-13 / CANADA: PG (bonus not rated)
Aspect Ratio:   Blu-ray: 1.85:1
DVD: 1.85:1
Audio:     Blu-ray: 5.1 DTS HD-MA; 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD: 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital

Balancing gritty action and emotional heart, “Real Steel” is an inspiring and visually stunning film that takes audiences on an action-packed journey. Washed-up boxer Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) scrapes by as a small-time robot-fight promoter as he tries to make a comeback. Against all odds he eventually succeeds—at least in the eyes of his son Max (Dakota Goyo). “Real Steel” is spectacular family entertainment that will have everyone cheering again and again.

Those who would like to stay connected with the exciting Real Steel release are encouraged to:

·  “Like” the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RealSteelMovie
·  Follow us on Twitter at @realsteelmovie
·  Visit the website at www.steelgetsreal.com
·  View videos at www.YouTube.com/RealSteelMovie
·  Connect with Facebook and Twitter via Real Steel Second Screen

For a limited time, Dreamworks is offering $5 OFF the purchase of the Real Steel 3-disc Combo Pack. Those interested should visit http://www.steelgetsreal.com/, and click on the offer in the upper right corner of the page. Offer ends 1/29/12.


I was really excited about watching Real Steel as I have heard so many good things about it and I love Hugh Jackman – he is definitely one of my favorite actors!  Real Steel was full of action and even had me laughing in a few parts.  It was a family friendly, feel good movie and I am so happy to add it to my collection.  My favorite part in the movie was when Max teaches the robot how to dance.  It was pretty awesome!  If you haven’t seen Real Steel yet, I highly recommend you check it out when it comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on January 24th, 2012.  A big thanks to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for this DVD review opportunity on The Mommy-Files.

I received a copy of “Real Steel” in the Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to ““Real Steel” Comes to DVD and Blu-ray on January 24th, 2012!!!”

  1. Elena says:

    My whole family enjoyed this movie. Would love to get on on DVD

  2. My boys LOVE this movie. The special effects were really well done!

  3. Christian Alejandro N says:

    We saw this in dvd.. and then in blu-ray! It is worth spending more on bluray for sure

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