Babylon A.D., Bangkok Dangerous & Pineapple Express on DVD/Blu-ray
Blu-ray includes the special features from the 2-Disc DVD, plus...
-- "Ride the Express" Game
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Season 4.0 on DVD
They've traveled millions of miles and defied relentless attackers, but nothing will prepare the human race for what lies ahead as BATTLESTAR GALACTICA 4.0 arrives on DVD from Universal Studios Home Ent. In ten gripping episodes, relive each pivotal moment as the civil war amongst the Cylons escalates and the quest for Earth continues. Loaded with bonus features, the 4-Disc set includes the unrated, extended versions of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: RAZOR that never aired on television. RAZOR was the franchise's only two-hour movie event since the initial miniseries that launched the re-invented series back in 2003.
Season 4 continues starting January 16 on Sci Fi Channel.
After three seasons of intricate political machinations, subterfuge from the Cylons, more religious and moral quandaries than you can shake a stick at, and winning a Peabody Award, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is winding down for its fourth and final season. Gary Hutzel, the visual effects supervisor for the entire run of the series and the new TV movie, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: RAZOR, has been responsible for bringing this new breed of sci-fi drama to the screen. In our third chat with Hutzel in as many years, he tells VFXWorld the changes that have happened in the BSG vfx pipeline and his plans to for this last season to raise their already remarkably high visual effects bar one more notch. Zoic Studios, Atmosphere Visual Effects and Enigma Animation Productions all contributed to the vfx for the show.
With BSG always embracing change as a motivator for story and plot arcs, Hutzel details that season four follows suit. "This year we are brightening it up a little bit. The tone is a little bit harsher, with faster cuts and more violent action. I think that's fine for this season because the storyline lends itself to that and the writers are embracing that approach. The visual effects are being used a little bit more for structure. The writers are saying: 'We need an exciting little bit. What should we do?'"
Hutzel also explains that all of the visual effects are being done in-house now, which opens up the process for creativity and experimenting. "It's exciting for us because we don't have the tether of having to deal with it being too expensive. We can move in and elbow the live-action a little bit, to open up a sequence. It's a balance. [Exec Producer] Ron Moore and I have talked a lot about this and he's expressed his concern about traveling too far away from [season] three, as far as visual effects are concerned. We are working together to make sure that he stays in a comfortable place and the show doesn't get too flashy. There are sequences where it's handy to have vfx open it up, but there are other scenes where Ron knows we must remain understated. We are staying in touch making sure that I don't take sequences so far, but at the same time he is more than happy to see more smash and bash," Hutzel laughs.
Special Features Include:
-- Deleted Scenes
-- The Journey
-- Cylons: The Twelve
-- Season 4.5: The Untold Story -- Untold
-- The Music of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
-- "Sine Qua Non" Commentary with Exec Producer Ronald D. Moore and Writer Michael Taylor
-- Ronald Moore's Podcast Commentaries
DISASTER MOVIE on DVD and Blu-ray
Prepare for earthshaking hilarity as the raunchy and outrageous team behind DATE MOVIE, EPIC MOVIE and MEET THE SPARTANS puts the world's very survival in the hands of three buxom non-brainiacs. This twisted send-up pulverizes everyone's favorite disaster flicks, pop culture icons and public figures with no-holds-barred humor that will have you quaking with laughter. From Lionsgate Home Ent., the film features vfx by At The Post, LOOK! Effects and Screaming Death Monkey.
DVD Special Features Include:
-- Cast and Crew Commentary
-- "Girl Fight" Featurette
-- "High School Musical Sing-along" Featurette
-- "I'm F**king Matt Damon Sing-along" Featurette
-- "Sitting Down With a Stand-Up Featurette