Disc and Digital Release Dates Set for Blumhouse Thriller ‘The Black Phone’

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has set home release dates for the psychological thriller The Black Phone.

The film, which earned more than $84 million in North American movie theaters, will be released through digital retailers on Aug. 12, and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Aug. 16.

In The Black Phone, from Blumhouse and director Scott Derrickson, a 13-year-old boy is abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, where he starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.

The Black Phone, which stars Ethan Hawke, is based on the short story of the same name by Joe Hill. Other cast members include Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw.

The home releases come with exclusive bonus content, including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast and crew, Derrickson’s short film Shadowprowler, and a feature commentary by Derrickson, whose credits also include producer and co-writer.
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