August 16, 2021
Paramount Home Entertainment will release the action movie Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins for premium digital purchase and on premium video-on-demand Aug. 17, followed by Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Oct. 19.
Based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy line, Snake Eyes delves into the backstory of the mysterious title character, a ninja warrior who conducts covert operations for the counter-terrorist military unit known as G.I. Joe. Welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan after saving the life of their heir-apparent, Snake Eyes (Henry Golding) joins the battle against the terrorist group Cobra. The cast also includes Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, and Samara Weaving as Scarlett.
This is the third live-action “G.I. Joe” movie, rebooting the franchise following 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its sequel, 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Snake Eyes earned $27.5 million at the domestic box office.
The 4K version of Snake Eyes will include Dolby Vision, while both the 4K and Blu-ray discs include Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K and Blu-ray combo packs also include access to a digital copy of the film.
Extras include deleted scenes and several featurettes:
- “Morning Light: A Weapon With Stories to Tell” — a short film that reveals secrets about Snake Eyes’ legendary sward;
- “Enter Snake Eyes” — A look at the making of the film;
- “A Deadly Ensemble” — a look at the cast;
- “Arashikage” — an examination of the elite ninja warrior world of the film.
Also available will be Steelbook edition of the 4K combo pack, and a three-movie set of Snake Eyes, Rise of Cobra and Retaliation.
Vudu is offering an extended seven-minute action scene from Snake Eyes as a free preview.