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The Purge: Election Year Blu-Ray & Digital HD

The Purge Election Year Blu-RayHot on the tails of the details surrounding the The Purge: 3-Movie Collection on DVD comes this announcement about the newest entry in the franchise.

The Purge: Election Year Available On Digital HD September 20th, 2016
Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD & On Demand October 4th, 2016
From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Universal City, California, August 15, 2016 – Director and writer James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13, The Negotiator) delivers the best and most action-packed Purge yet when The Purge: Election Year, the third chapter in the thrilling franchise, arrives on Digital HD on September 20, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on October 4, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. As the government prepares for its annual Purge, the one night a year when all crime is legal, America’s New Founding Fathers are faced with strong opposition from a presidential hopeful and her supporters who wish to abolish the country’s violent tradition. With deleted scenes, a character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, The Purge: Election Year offers viewers a closer look at the disturbing, thought-provoking and timely thriller. A purge mask will let you look as awesome as the characters from this movie, shocking, bad-ass and awesome look.

It has been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night – the 12 hours of lawlessness. This year, the annual ritual comes at the eve of a heated presidential election with the nation deeply divided between those who are pro- and anti-Purge. As head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), Leo’s mission is to protect her during her controversial and contested run for president. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of Washington, D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

Collaborating with franchise creator James DeMonaco on The Purge: Election Year are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious and Ouija series and The Visit), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers). Starring Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Zero Dark Thirty), Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost,” “Once Upon a Time”) and Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump,
“Justified”), critics hail The Purge: Election Year is “The best yet. A huge home run!”-Ben Lester, The Stashed.


  • Deleted Scenes
  • Inside The Purge: Discover how Director James DeMonaco found the humanity in this gruesome tale, and hear cast and crew discuss the film’s relevance to today’s culture. Featuring interviews with Director James DeMonaco, Producer Jason Blum, and Cast Members Frank Grillo, Mykelti Williamson, and Edwin Hodge
  • Character Spotlight- Leo: Go on set with Frank Grillo as he rehearses stunts, reviews choreography, and examines the weapons used by his character.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™

  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • Digital HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more.


  • Cast: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson
  • Casting By: Terri Taylor
  • Music By: Nathan Whitehead
  • Costume Designer: Elisabeth Vastola
  • Edited By: Todd E. Miller
  • Production Designer: Sharon Lomofsky
  • Director of Photography: Jacques Jouffret
  • Executive Producers: Luc Etienne, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson
  • Produced By: Jason Blum p.g.a., Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Sébastien K. Lemercier p.g.a.
  • Written and Directed By: James DeMonaco


  • Street Date: October 4, 2016
  • Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Selection Number: 61175983 (US)/ 61175971 (CDN)
  • Layers: BD-50
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
  • Rating: Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and strong language
  • Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French
  • Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/Dolby Digital Plus 2.0, Spanish and French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
  • Run Time: 1 hour 49 Minutes


  • Street Date: October 4, 2016
  • Copyright: 2016 Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Selection Number: 61175977 (US)/ 61175973 (CDN)
  • Layers: Dual
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
  • Rating: Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and strong language
  • Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French
  • Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Run Time: 1 hour 49 Minutes

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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