Moon lands on Blu-ray this November

One of our films of the year -- and one of the most stylish sci-fi films of the last decade -- Moon is soon out on Blu-ray and we're vibrating with excitement

Ian Morris
2 min read

Okay, okay, we're sorry about that headline. But the film's called Moon, what else do you want? One small step for man, one giant leap for Blu-ray? Obvious puns aside, we couldn't be more excited about the arrival of Moon on Blu-ray and DVD, but mostly we're salivating over the Blu-ray.

There isn't a geek on the planet who doesn't love all things space. Science fiction is our genre of choice and there have been few more stylish, subtle and compelling examples of it in recent years than Moon. Sam Bell (the wonderful Sam Rockwell) has been living in a mining station on the Moon for nearly three years, with only a robot (creepily voiced by Kevin Spacey) for company. As he prepares to come home, he makes a frightening discovery about who his replacement will be.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD feature the same extras, including a making-of featurette and a behind-the-scenes look at the special effects, which are impressive for a relatively low-budget film. There are audio commentaries with the writer/director Duncan Jones (né Zowie Bowie) and the director of photography, concept designer and production designer. You also get a second commentary with Jones and the producer, Stuart Fenegen. The short film Whistle, also directed by Jones, is an added bonus, along with a pair of Q&A documentaries.

We have our fingers crossed the film will look tremendous in 1080p, and we suspect it will. If you aren't familiar with the film, there's a trailer to whet your appetite and you should expect to pay about £16 for the movie on Blu-ray when it hits the shelves on 16 November.