ALPHA Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Blu-ray and DVD Release November 13th

My family recently celebrated the upcoming home entertainment release of ALPHA on November 13th.  We were lucky to have received a wolf adoption kit sponsored b Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  This kit not only helps to support the upcoming home entertainment release of ALPHA, but also helps wolves!  How amazing is that?!

Alpha Wolf Sony Home Entertainment Release

The Kit

Many of my readers know that I absolutely love animals.  So, you can imagine that I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package and found a certificate that says Sony symbolically adopted a wolf in my name!  Her name is Alawa, and she resides at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York.  We were shocked to find that her birthday is only one day apart from one of my daughters’.  Coincidence?  I think not!

I told Mr. Jackson he had a new sister and he was less than amused.  Comparing Jackson's paw size with Alawa's- ALPHA

In fact, Mr. Jackson kept walking by and blocking my shot when I was trying to take a picture.  Case in point: Jealous Jackson blocking my pictures

You can learn all about my new wolf daughter by visiting the Wolf Conservation Center website online!

We also received a stuffed animal and a cool shirt.  The kids were so excited that they took my stuffed wolf and ran.  The t-shirt was in my size…thankfully.  The wolf ears are from our recent visit to Great Wolf Lodge.  My girls ran to grab them for this movie event!Picture of of the pack- ALPHA

What is ALPHA about?

ALPHA tells a story about man and his best friend.  This movie is about a journey 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.  A young man is injured during a hunting trip with an elite group of his tribe.  On the cusp of becoming a man, he must learn to survive in the wilderness and find a way to get home to his tribe and family.  Early in his journey, he comes across an injured wolf.  He tames the wolf and they both help each other to hunt food and survive perilous situations in the wild.

Our thoughts on the movie

  • There are a few hunting scenes and tense situations in the movie that might be a bit much for very sensitive young viewers to handle.  The movie is rated PG-13 “for some intense peril.”  However, my 8 and 11 year olds were just fine.
  • There is beautiful scenery to be seen throughout the movie.
  • I loved the message of perseverance in the face of adversity.
  • I think this movie did a beautiful job of capturing the bond between a young man and a wolf.  My girls were on the edge of their seats to see what happened next.   They also really enjoyed seeing the young man and wolf help each other to survive in the wilderness.
  • I think the bonus feature about “The Wolf Behind Alpha” is really neat.  You get to learn about the dog/wolf hybrid actor playing ALPHA.

What’s included in the Blu-ray/DVD

Blu-ray and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • Director’s Cut
  • Alternate Opening and Ending with Commentaries by Director Albert Hughes
  • Deleted scenes with Commentaries by Director Albert Hughes
    • “Starscape”
    • “Fighting For Survival”
    • “Dream Sequence”
  • Four Featurettes
    • “The Wolf Behind Alpha”
    • “Boy and Wolf”
    • “Building the World”
    • “A Hero’s Journey”

DVD Bonus Materials Includes:

  • Two Featurettes:
    • “The Wolf Behind Alpha”
    • “Boy and Wolf”

ALPHA will be released on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Blu-Ray and DVD this Tuesday, November 13th!

My family has always wanted to take a trip to New York.  We will now have to add a stop at the Wolf Conservation Center in New York to visit my new wolf daughter, Alawa.  😉

Holding adoption certificate and picture of Alawa- ALPHA

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