The Martian

What’s new in The Martian – Extended Edition Blu-Ray and DVD release?

August 23, 2016

This Wednesday, The Martian follows its huge box office and home release success with an updated release on DVD and Blu-Ray. The Martian – Extended Edition comes with two cuts of the film, the theatrical release,  and a new extended version that runs an extra ten minutes. You can read a full review of the two disc Blu-Ray edition HERE, but here we’ll give you a bit more insight into what you’ll find in this new version of the film. Warning though – some major spoilers are ahead.... Continue Reading

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Blu-Ray Review: The Martian – Extended Edition (M15+) (USA, 2015)

August 23, 2016

The Martian is the much anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s acclaimed debut novel of the same name – a book which is as fascinating in its rise to notoriety as the content itself. Released in 2011 as a self-published, free-to-download ebook by the author (he released it chapter by chapter on his website before sticking it on the Kindle for 99c), it wasn’t long before the book’s popularity garnered a publishing deal.... Continue Reading

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DVD Review: The Martian (M) (USA, 2015)

February 8, 2016

The Martian is the much anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s acclaimed debut novel of the same name – a book which is as fascinating in its rise to notoriety as the content itself. Released in 2011 as a self-published, free-to-download ebook by the author (he released it chapter by chapter on his website before sticking it on the Kindle for 99c), it wasn’t long before the book’s popularity garnered a publishing deal. This saw it re-released in 2014 with an expedited script treatment by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Lost),  landing the first time author’s work in the hands of acclaimed science fiction filmmaker Ridley Scott (Aliens, Prometheus, Blade Runner). And now this week, the film finds its audience in cinemas around the world. ... Continue Reading

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Sydney Gets Its Own Martian

February 4, 2016

To celebrate the release of The Martian on DVD and Blu-ray next week, Twentieth Century Fox are assembling a replica of the HAB that Mark Watney (Matt Damon) uses to survive in Circular Quay and a real-life Mars One Astronaut Candidate will be spending five days inside it. ... Continue Reading

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The Revenant, The Martian and Mr. Robot among the big winners at the Golden Globes

January 11, 2016

It was a night that would prove difficult to predict. For every Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) or Matt Damon (The Martian) there was a Maura Tierney (The Affair), Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel) or a Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) – a winner who was far from the odds on favourite.... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: The Martian finds revenue on Mars!

October 7, 2015

Surely NASA and Fox are in cahoots here. First the earth shattering announcement that they have found water on Mars and now The Martian, Ridley Scott’s newest has done some amazing numbers in the box office. I’m probably a nut, but conspiracy theories aside, Mars is getting all the spotlight lately as the space drama rakes in an impressive $6 million in its opening weekend in Australia. Debuting simultaneously in The States, it made $54 million bringing its worldwide gross to a very comfortable $98 million.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: The Martian (USA, 2015)

October 1, 2015

The Martian is the much anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s acclaimed debut novel of the same name – a book which is as fascinating in its rise to notoriety as the content itself. Released in 2011 as a self-published, free-to-download ebook by the author (he released it chapter by chapter on his website before sticking it […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Film and TV Round Up! (21st August 2015)

August 21, 2015

This week’s round up features a lot of science fiction to get excited about, on both the big and small screen. ... Continue Reading

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