“The Runaways” DVD countdown: 9 days left!

July 20th is only 9 days away!! Digital download is available July 13th — 2 days away!

Have you preordered The Runaways yet? The movie will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray next Tuesday, July 20th.  iTunes will be available this Tuesday, July 13th!

7/14 CORRECTION: The iTunes version does not include the commentary track, but the DVD and Blu-Ray will. I’ve fixed this below:

Available on all three versions:

  • A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

Available on DVD and Blu-Ray only:

  • A commentary track with Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, and Dakota Fanning. (YES!!)

Available on Blu-Ray only:

  • movieIQ+sync featuring THE RUNAWAYS playlist connects you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie!

Available on iTunes only:

  • Featurette, “Breaking the Mold: Blackheart Records,” in which Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna talk about Joan’s career after The Runaways and how Blackheart Records was formed.  (A story that us veterans can recite verbatim, but is a great inclusion for newbies! 7/14 Update: I’ve seen this, and it’s AWESOME. Joan and Kenny tell the story we all love in a new interview. It’s done in a fresh way and is really enjoyable to watch.)
  • Featurette, “The Runaways,” including interviews with the cast and crew.
  • An interactive discography.

New official website content:

The official movie website now promotes the DVD. The original theatrical content is linked at the bottom of the page, so we can still see all the goodies we had before.

The site also has a link to a Facebook game where you can enter to win prizes, including a Joan Jett Gibson Blackheart Melody Maker guitar. You need a Facebook account to enter.

More about the DVD and Blu-Ray discs:

These discs are Region 1 only (US and Canada). There are websites out there that can give you codes and instructions to make your DVD player region-free if you don’t want to wait for the discs to be released in your region. Some places also sell region-free DVD players. A Google search should point you in the right direction. I don’t know if iTunes is international or not.

“The Runaways” DVD and Blu-Ray confirmed! July 20, 2010

MTV has confirmed that The Runaways will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 20, 2010, as we previously thought.

Read the full announcement HERE, at hollywoodcrush.mtv.com:

Both formats of the movie will include commentary with Joan Jett, Kristen and Dakota, and two featurettes (“Plugged In: Making the Film” and “The Runaways”).

If you get the Blu-Ray, you will also be able to access movieIQ+sync with “The Runaways” playlist — a program that allows viewers to “to access real time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie via BD-Live.”

There will also be a few contests via the “The Runaways” official Facebook page to go along with the launch of the DVD starting June 18. Check back with the page (or Twitter or MySpace) to find out how you can win prizes by proving you have what it takes to be the ultimate Runaways groupie.

Don’t forget to vote for the “Runways” stars to win at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards (voting remains open until June 5th) and prepare to make July 20 the day you let off your ch-ch-ch cherry bomb!

This cover looks awesome! I hope Amazon updates their preorder pages with this image soon.

This should have been the poster

Thanks Mikey (@Jettrocker) for the email!