‘Super 8’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut November 22nd

J.J. Abrams directs this summer blockbuster about a group of movie-making kids who witness a mysterious accident in their small town.

Called "this year's most thrilling movie" (Richard Corliss, Time), writer/director J.J. Abrams' (Star Trek) breathtaking adventure Super 8 debuts in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy November 22, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Produced by Amblin, Bad Robot and Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, the exhilarating story follows a group of friends in a small Ohio town who witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie. When they realize that it was no accident, they set out to find the truth-something more shocking than any of them could have imagined. Combining action, humor and heart, the film features outstanding performances from a fresh young cast including Elle Fanning (Somewhere), Gabriel Basso (The Big C), Zach Mills (Kit Kittredge: An American Girl) and newcomers Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee, along with veteran actors Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Ron Eldard (Blind Justice).

Super 8 Blu-ray Art

The Super 8 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy includes more than two hours of enthralling special features including eight behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring the origins of the story, the casting, the locations, the music, the impact of 8mm film and more; an in-depth deconstruction of the breathtaking train crash; interviews with cast and crew including J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg; deleted scenes; and commentary by J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong. Super 8 will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

Super 8 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy

The Super 8 Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Digital Copy is presented in English 2.0 Stereo with no subtitles. The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contents are as follows:


  • Commentary by writer/director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
  • The Dream Behind Super 8
  • The Search for New Faces
  • Meet Joel Courtney
  • Rediscovering Steel Town
  • The Visitor Lives
  • Scoring Super 8
  • Do You Believe in Magic?
  • The 8mm Revolution
  • Deconstructing the Train Crash
  • Deleted Scenes


  • Feature Film
  • Digital Copy

Super 8 will also be available in a single disc DVD presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround and English Audio Description with English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following:

  • Commentary by writer/director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong
  • The Dream Behind Super 8
  • The Visitor Lives

Super 8 was released June 10th, 2011 and stars Joel Courtney, Jessica Tuck, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, Kyle Chandler. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: Paramount Home Entertainment

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Comments (38)

  1. Zenon Samuels

    Love that they actually have special features though
    unlike the abomination that is Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    3 years agoby @Zenon-SamuelsFlag

  2. gumperman

    @bawnian-dexeus haha! that is too funny!

    4 years agoby @gumpermanFlag

  3. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman Don't get me wrong, I love rampage of Nazis just as much as the next guy, but Indy never really intrigued me.

    4 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  4. Ghostman

    @ROFLitschristian NO WAY! How could you not like Indy and his classic adventures battling them evil Nazis? :P

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman Never really like Indy.

    4 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. red_ruddy


    4 years agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  7. Ghostman

    @ROFLitschristian If you love the Goonies, Indiana Jones, E.T. and Jaws, you'll love this movie!

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  8. ROFLitschristian

    @ghostman Great to hear. Cloverfield is my all time favorite movie. I'm sure this will be equally as good.

    4 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  9. JonSpidey07

    one of my favorites movies this year

    but damn...did they really get lazy with the cover art?

    come on guys!

    4 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  10. skywise

    I enjoyed this movie but could not get ANYONE to see it with me. Even my die hard Jj and Spielberg fan...friends (..) so i had to see it alone. I will be happy when this Blu Ray comes out so i can finally show these bastids this movie.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. Ghostman

    @bawnian-dexeus don't even start :P haha...anyways, if they took the banner at the bottom of the cover out, it would look better :)

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  12. moviegeek

    I like the cover art, but I don't like it. It cries out something that will look really classic in 20 years or so, but for now it looks rather tacky.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  13. JasonKat

    This movie is not a masterpiece, its not a classic, its not a blockbuster, there's a word for it but i cant put my finger on it. It wasnt a bad film, but it wasnt the grestest thing i ever seen.

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  14. Ghostman

    @ROFLitschristian Super 8 is probably about 2x better than Cloverfield, but both are equally great, if not more enjoyable :)

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wonder how many question Sean with ask about the combo releases :P

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. ejk1

    A much longer wait for this than other less thought of films from this summer though. Transformers 3 comes out almost two full months before Super 8, even though it was released three weeks after Abrams's film. It doesn't mean anything, but I do find it interesting.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  17. The Dark Knight

    interesting cover design

    4 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  18. CelluloidDreams

    ....They are pushing all films to both Blu-ray & DVD....Very quickly.......

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  19. CelluloidDreams

    Very cool...just a waste & expensive to buy the "Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy combo pack "...I will stick witht he DVD...don't need 3 copies of a film!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  20. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Cool. I never saw this movie in the theater, so I'll be renting it sometime after it comes out. Though...the cover does indeed look weird. :-P

    4 years agoby @redcameramanFlag


    If you look up old school super 8 film the packaging looked very similar to this, with the red and yellow.

    4 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag


    One of the best movies this year for sure. Definitely picking this one up.

    4 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag

  23. ChuChi

    Looks kool! I haven't seen it yet. But I heard good things about

    4 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  24. MovieFreak97

    Great movie, BAD cover art.

    4 years agoby @moviefreak97Flag

  25. slysnide

    Weird cover.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  26. Tyranus

    loved this movie. J.J Abrams and the cast are genius.

    4 years agoby @tyranusFlag

  27. bipolarmassive

    Instant classic? Don't think so! I really wanted to like this movie, but it fell way short of being Spielberg-esq...

    4 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

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