Now On iTunes: Gravity. Preorder Today, $19.99 [HD].

Now On iTunes: Gravity. Preorder Today, $19.99 [HD].

Heavily tipped for an Oscar, Gravity stars award-winning Hollywood actors, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, as they take the audience on a suspenseful thrill ride which extends to the far reaches of outer space …

Dr. Ryan Stone – a brilliant engineer – is on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut, Matt Kowalski – played by George Clooney. As both embark on a seemingly routine spacewalk, though, a series of events out of their control soon find the duo in an escalating fight to survive.

The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Pop quiz, hotshot: you’re cut loose 375 miles above the Earth, oxygen is running out, communication is lost, catastrophic satellite debris is heading your way and you have no hope of rescue. What do you do? What do you do? The answer is the film of the year.

- Ian Nathan (Empire)

Receiving a 97% “fresh” score on the only movie review site which matters – Rotten TomatoesGravity is currently available to preorder on iTunes, for $19.99 (HD).

Right now, Apple isn’t saying when the preorder will become available – and it’s worth noting that there currently appears to be some confusion over whether the movie will actually be available in the cloud, after purchase – or whether Apple will allow only one download of the movie, per customer.

If you’re already sold:

Own “Gravity” on iTunes for $19.99 (HD).
Own “Gravity” on iTunes for $14.99 (SD).