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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing Robert Zemeckis’ thrilling biopic “The Walk” to Digital HD December 22 and Two-Disc 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD January 5, meaning anyone who missed the dazzling recreation of Philippe Petit’s high-wire walk between the Twin Towers can now bring the high-flying act into the comfort of their own home this holiday season.
The biopic stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit, a young street performer who brings together a band of unlikely recruits to achieve a wire walk between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan. Sir Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale and Ben Schwartz co-star.
Bonus materials on the 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD include the featurette “Pillars of Support,” which spotlights Petit’s partners in crime, portrayed in the film by Kingsley, Dale and Le Bon. The 3D Blu-ray and the Blu-ray are exclusively loaded with additional bonus materials, including deleted scenes and two behind-the-scenes featurettes: “First Steps,” where viewers can witness Gordon-Levitt’s first steps on the wire during pre-production, and “The Amazing Walk,” a three-part series that breaks down “the walk.” In addition, the featurette touches on the epic recreation of the Twin Towers and their role as a character in the film.