Ready Player One Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

This past March, director Steven Spielberg took us into the world of The OASIS and made overwhelming amounts of nostalgia and video game nerdity palatable on the big screen with the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling book Ready Player One. Now you’ll be able to bring The OASIS home.

Ready Player One will be hitting digital services, Blu-ray and DVD just in time for movie nights this summer in July. Coming with it will be a slew of special features showing how Steven Spielberg and his crew created the digital world of The OASIS and more. Find out when you can bring the Ready Player One Blu-ray/DVD home or download it through your preferred digital service below. Read More »

art of ready player one book cover

Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One is now playing everywhere and raking in boffo box office in the process. The book The Art of Ready Player One takes you inside the complicated, special-effects laden production of Spielberg’s latest blockbuster.

Below, read an exclusive excerpt from The Art of Ready Player One, and then enter for a chance to win a free copy of the book signed by Steven Spielberg, Ernest Cline and more.

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Ready Player One VR Featurette

A majority of Steven Spielberg‘s latest blockbuster Ready Player One takes place in the virtual world of The OASIS. In 2045, people escape the crowded, seemingly mundane real world to explore and play in this virtual world where they can be anyone and do anything. The only way to enter this world is by way of virtual reality headsets, some more complex and sophisticated than others.

But VR headsets aren’t just a sci-fi gadget of the future, and the real VR headsets on the market right now turned out to be extremely helpful in creating the world of The OASIS. A new Ready Player One featurette focuses on how director Steven Spielberg used the HTC VIVE headset to figure out how he would shoot sequences set in The OASIS. Read More »

steven spielberg box office

Have you ever heard of this Steven Spielberg guy? He seems like an unknown, but as it turns out, with the box office success of Ready Player One, Mr. Spielberg is now the first director in film history whose movies have topped $10 Billion at the worldwide box office. More on that sweet, sweet Spielberg box office below.

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ready player one copper key race

Are you ready to see the Ready Player One Copper Key race in full? Well, you’re in luck, because the entire action-packed race is now online thanks to Warner Bros. Japan.

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Ready Player One Shining Scene

One of the most memorable moments in the pop culture smorgasbord that is Ready Player One eerily recreates a scene from one of Stanley Kubrick’s most famous films. If you were wondering just how Steven Spielberg so accurately recreated Kubrick, the answer awaits you below.

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Ready Player One Video Game References

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Ready Player One writer Ernest Cline explains every video game reference used in his book, including many that made it into the movie. Plus, see how one fan of the 1990s animated series Gargoyles took it upon himself to create a live-action fan film, and learn about the development and execution of the live musical performances on Saturday Night Live. Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 461 – Ready Player One

ready player one spoiler

David, Devindra, Jeff, and Kristy discuss Ready Player One, the latest blockbuster from legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Plus, Kristy shares her viewing experiences at SXSW.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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Ready Player One Shining Scene

For good and ill, Ready Player One feels like the apotheosis of all things nostalgic in popular culture in the 21st century. The new Steven Spielberg film, based on the book of the same name by co-screenwriter Ernest Cline, depicts a future in which people of all ages escape into a virtual-reality landscape that’s populated with cultural characters both famous and obscure. As much as it may be enjoyable to be reminded of the things you liked or loved (or still like or love), Ready Player One struggles with the balance between depicting nostalgic totems and commenting on the damage that obsessing over such cultural detritus does to a person.

One scene midway through the film represents this struggle, and is almost able to encapsulate the film’s various issues in a microcosm. To describe that scene would be a pretty big spoiler, so consider yourself warned.

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ready player one spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.)

Steven Spielberg has spent nearly his entire career proving his critics wrong. When the filmmaker rose to prominence as a blockbuster wunderkind, there was a prevailing sense among critics that Spielberg was little more than a purveyor of harmless, artless pop – not a serious filmmaker. “If there is such a thing as a movie sense — and I think there is, Spielberg really has it,” critic Pauline Kael said. “But he may be so full of it that he doesn’t have much else.” Yet Spielberg did have much else, and he proved it time after time, crafting a lifetime worth of fantastic, heartfelt, downright magical films.

Until now.

It’s taken nearly 44 years, but with Ready Player One, Spielberg has finally proven his critics right. Here, on the heels of The Post – a wonderful, important film that had the 71-year-old filmmaker still firing on all cylinders – Spielberg offers up a muddled, downright hideous catastrophe. It’s official – Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s worst film.

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