Michael Bay's The Island is finally coming to Blu-ray in the U.S. June 21st

More than five years after we suggested the upscaled DVD (ah, the old days) for your HDTV viewing pleasure Paramount has finally seen fit to schedule The Island for release on Blu-ray in the United States on June 21st. The treatment of this release is basic at best, with 1080p video with 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack and extras ported over from the DVD in standard definition. However, after being released in Europe and sitting in limbo for years we're just glad this action thriller starring Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi and Djimon Hounsou is coming out at all. Plus, it's directed by Michael Bay so for those who haven't seen it there is at least some assurance things will blow up real good. The original trailer and more details are after the break.

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Sci Fi Thriller Debuts on Blu-ray™ June 21, 2011 Boasting Multiple
Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes and Director Commentary

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Director Michael Bay delivers a mesmerizing look into the not-too-distant future in THE ISLAND, debuting on Blu-ray June 21, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer) and Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2) star as Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta, residents of a confined indoor community created after ongoing abuse of the Earth rendered most of the planet uninhabitable. One of the only places in the outside world still capable of sustaining life is an idyllic island where citizens are chosen to live through a lottery. Or at least that's what everyone believes. When Lincoln discovers that they are actually clones kept alive to provide needed organs to the outside population, he and Jordan attempt a harrowing escape. THE ISLAND also stars
Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire"), Djimon Hounsou (The Tempest),
Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) and Sean Bean (National Treasure).

THE ISLAND Blu-ray features commentary by Michael Bay, a making of featurette, a look at pre-visualization for the film and the featurette "The Future In Action".


THE ISLAND Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features are presented in standard definition:

· Commentary by director Michael Bay
· The Future In Action
· The Making of The Island
· Pre-visualization: Forward Thinking

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Street date: June 21, 2011
Pricing: $19.99 U.S.
Runtime: 136 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexuality and language
Canadian Rating: 14A