• Dec 29th 2011 at 8:01PM
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If you missed out on seeing Revenge of the Electric Car in the theater or just want to watch Carlos Ghosn, Elon Musk and Bob Lutz push their respective companies to getting EVs out the door, mark your calendar for January 24th. That's when the DVD version of the movie hits, and it will offer repeat viewers a few fun extras once they've worn out the grooves on the main feature.
The big special bonus is the 35-minute panel that took place after the premiere screening during the Tribeca Film Festival. The DVD producers write that, "We especially love the moment when Wall Street Journal columnist Dan Neil says, 'you're not going to see electric tractor trailers out there any time soon...' and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk replies, 'yes you will,' then the crowd cheered."

Other bonuses include extra footage (Iceland?) and celebrity interviews. The movie, which is still playing in some theaters, will be coming to Netflix as well. If you're interested in owning it, you can buy the movie from Amazon for $21.99 or directly from the distribution company for $29.99. Why spend the extra money? The movie producers write:

As an independently distributed film we've done a lot of work ourselves to bring this film to you, and we ask that you please consider ordering the DVD directly from our distributor – which brings more money directly to the filmmakers and less to the middleman.

It doesn't appear that a Blu-ray version is coming, based on the DVD page. Read our review of the movie here.


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      Sasparilla Fizz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking forward to it, bummer its not on Blu-Ray must have been too expensive a process to do.
      mazdamattyp5
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ordered from the distributor. $30 is a small price to pay to support this level of awareness. May even buy a few more as gifts.
      • 3 Years Ago
      When I saw it in the theater (Camera 3 in San Jose) I was told it was being projected from Blu-ray, so presumably at least some of the work to release a Blu-ray has been done. I generally try to avoid buying DVDs these days, so I'll probably delay a bit to see if they change their mind on that.
      Ashton
      • 3 Years Ago
      "It doesn't appear that a Blu-ray version is coming, based on the DVD page." I've been waiting so long to see the movie, that I'm surprised it isn't VHS.
      goodoldgorr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Next is the revenge of the solar panels that do electricity in astronomous quantities.
      Dallas May
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish they would just let people pay $2-3 to stream it on Amazon.
        PR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dallas May
        It looks like the choice of streaming will be to see it on Netflix, which I guess would be "free" if you already have the service. So if you already have Netflix, you will save yourself 2-3 dollars?
      GSP
      • 3 Years Ago
      This movie is a great story, well told. I drove to Ann Arbor to see it in the theater, and I have pre-ordered the DVD at Amazon.com. Highly recommended. GSP
      Larz Larzen
      • 3 Years Ago
      EVs really haven't had any revenge yet. That's still far in the future.
        Dan Frederiksen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Larz Larzen
        oh no, it has begun. the biggest single revenge element was who killed the electric car. the humiliation of the douches that changed the world. and not a day that goes by without the douches agonizing over the ever looming electric car. this reaper that waits in the darkness for them and they know it is inevitable. that's no small revenge : ) but the revenge is not complete yet. just certain. think of them like death row inmates. it may take a while but sentence has been passed. and deep down they know it.
      Spec
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess this one didn't do so hot compared to last time.
        PR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Spec
        I think the huge amount of information that Chevy and Tesla released through the whole production process of the Volt and the Roadster stole RotEC's thunder. The first movie was a success because it documented a whole bunch of fairly hidden information all in one place, and it put together a narrative that people were just learning about. I enjoyed RotEC in the theater, but in the same way you would enjoy a "best of" album by a band you already know.
      DarylMc
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm glad to hear it's coming to DVD. On my shopping list for sure. I am also interested in cutting out the middleman to help the producers but I can't understand why that costs 35% extra.
        Dan Frederiksen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DarylMc
        a year's delay is expensive
          DarylMc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dan Frederiksen
          Reading ABG I get the feeling that everyone has already seen it. But one year delay for DVD release is nearly as good as it gets down here. Hopefully there are no local distribution deals and Amazon will let it be shipped.
          DarylMc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dan Frederiksen
          Australia
          Dan Frederiksen
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dan Frederiksen
          I think only a very few here have seen it. I certainly haven't. what do you mean down here?
        PR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DarylMc
        Probably because it has to be packaged and shipped by humans, instead of Amazon's automated process.
          Marco Polo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @PR
          @Daryl Mc But, on the other hand you, being Australian, have for the last 4 years been able to order a production EV sedan, visit the Castlemaine Vic, factory where your car is built, and chat to the founder of that company. (try doing that with Keiichi Nakagaki !). You can then either dive away within 6 weeks of order in your new EV, or purchase on of the Lot and drive away that day! Your new Australian produced EV, will provide you with more features than iMev, or similar to the Leaf, with the battery leasing option of Renault! All this, (cheaper than the imported models), and you can have the extra moral smugness of not relying on your fellow citizens to subsidize your purchase! (although I wish they would). Driving an EV, is better than watching a film about driving an EV! :)
          DarylMc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @PR
          You are right Marco I should have mentioned the Blade EV. For my mind Nissan has come closest to something I could possibly consider but it's not due till late 2012. Both are a bit beyond what I could spend right now. As I have said before an electric scooter might be more in line with my budget.
          DarylMc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @PR
          I'm envious. You've got movies about EV's, actual EV's and now robots doing all the work?
          Marco Polo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @PR
          @Daryl Mc How about a pre-owned, as new, fully ungraded, factory reconditioned, with full warranty, Blade Electron at $29,000? (half the price of a Leaf)? Finance at 4,9%? Tempting?
      Actionable Mango
      • 3 Years Ago
      Celebrity interviews, BAH. Props to the real greenies like Ed Begley Jr., who truly live the lifestyle! Boo to all those who fly around in private jets, drive lamborghinis, but then try to get green cred by showing up in front of the press in a Prius, their 17th and least-used car.
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