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Armageddon (1998) Is the Bomb on Blu-Ray

The Criterion Collection released Armageddon to Blu-ray on January 1, 2008. Michael Bay directed the film starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Ben Affleck.

‘Armageddon’ Movie Synopsis

After New York City is damaged by small meteorites, NASA discovers an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth. They recruit the best deep core driller in the world, Harry Stamper, to train astronauts who will go to the asteroid, drill into the center and detonate a nuclear warhead. Harry says he can’t train men how to drill in ten days, so he brings in his own team of roughnecks to learn to become astronauts and get the job done before the Earth is destroyed.

Read the full summary, and listen to our Criterion Critics review.

Special Features



  • The exclusive director’s cut, containing previously unseen footage, in a new digital transfer personally supervised by Michael Bay
  • Discrete 5.1 channel Dolby® Digital soundtrack
  • Two commentary tracks: One featuring Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck; the second featuring cinematographer John Schwartzman, NASA consultant Dr. Joe Allen, and asteroid consultant Ivan Bekey
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing


  • Michael Bay’s gag reel
  • Deleted scenes compiled by Michael Bay
  • Storyboards and production design drawings
  • Analyses of the special effects by visual effects supervisors Richard Hoover, Pat McClung, and Hoyt Yeatman
  • Production designer Michael White on the look of Armageddon
  • Trailer, teaser, and television spots
  • The Aerosmith music video “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” plus interviews with band members

Cover design by Basia Grocholski, based on a theatrical poster

Also available on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video.

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Touchstone Pictures released Armageddon on July 1, 1998. Michael Bay directed the film starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Ben Affleck.

User Rating: 3.79 ( 5 votes)
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