Atlas Shrugged: Part I

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Atlas Shrugged: Part I Blu-ray Details. Fox Home Entertainment has detailed the Blu-ray release of the suspenseful drama ‘Atlas Shrugged: Part I’ starring Taylor Schilling, Matthew Marsden and Edi Gathegi. Available to own on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. only, extras include an in-depth look at the identity of “John Galt” and more. Based on Ayn Rand’s epic 1957 novel, Dagny Taggart (Schilling) a railroad heiress who tries to save the company as the government increasingly asserts control over all industry. In protest, society’s most productive citizens, led by the mysterious John Galt, go “on strike” and vanish.

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  • Release Date: April 15, 2011 (limited)
  • Release Date: November 8, 2011 (DVD, Blu-ray)
  • Studio: The Strike Productions
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Adaptation
  • Director: Paul Johansson
  • Screenwriter: Brian Patrick O’Toole, John Aglialoro
  • Official Website: AtlasShruggedPart1.com
  • Starring: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi, Graham Beckel, Jsu Garcia, Jon Polito, Michael Lerner, Nick Cassavetes
  • Running Time: 1 hr. 42 min.
  • MPAA Rating: (PG-13) for a scene of sexual content.

Plot Details

Based on Ayn Rand’s epic 1957 novel, Set in 2016, the country is on the verge of economic collapse. Young executive, Dagny Taggart (Taylor Schilling, “Mercy”) runs one of the largest remaining railroads despite her inept CEO brother, James (Matthew Marsden, Resident Evil: Extinction). To save the railroad from financial ruin, Dagny seeks out entrepreneurial industrialist Henry Rearden (Grant Bowler, “True Blood”), whose super-strength metal alloy holds the promise of the future. As government interference abound continues and the country’s most competent and productive workers systematically disappear, Dagny refuses to give up. As she bears witness to seeing the motor of the world stopped, Dagny increasingly hears people reciting: Who is John Galt?

Blu-ray Special Features:

– Road to Atlas Shrugged
– “I Am John Galt”
– “The John Galt Theme” Slideshow
– Commentary with writer / producer John Aglialoro, Brian Patrick O’Toole and Harmon Kaslow

Movie Trailers

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Atlas Shrugged: Part I – Movie Trailer (Flash)

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News

July 5, 2011 – ‘Atlas Shrugged: Part I’ Coming to DVD This Fall. Fox Home Entertainment will distribute the independent film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel ‘Atlas Shrugged: Part I’ on Blu-ray and DVD. The film stars Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler and Matthew Marsden. ‘Atlas Shrugged: Part I’ will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download and VOD (video on demand) this fall. Special Features have not been announced. (LA Times)

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