Bedtime Stories, Despereaux & Day the Earth Stood Still on DVD/Blu-ray
It's been five years since Ben last wore the Omnitrix. But when Grandpa Max goes missing, Ben must go hero once again. Now it's up to Ben, Gwen and Kevin to find new half-alien allies and stop a secret Highbreed invasion.
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COLLATERAL DAMAGE on Blu-ray
Surging excitement and one-man heroics fuel this powerful action thriller from the director of THE FUGITIVE and UNDER SIEGE. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a fireman whose wife and child are killed in a terrorist bombing and who obsessively tracks the mastermind (Cliff Curtis) behind it, from Los Angeles to Colombia to Washington, DC. The fanatic plans to strike again in Washington, but how? When? Where? In the scramble for answers, one thing is clear: COLLATERAL DAMAGE is a ticking time bomb of suspense.
From Warner Home Video, COLLATERAL DAMAGE features vfx from Digital Filmworks and Flash Film Works.
Special Features Include:
-- Commentary by director Andrew Davis
-- The Making of COLLATERAL DAMAGE
-- The Hero in a New Era: Reflections on COLLATERAL DAMAGE
-- Additional Scenes
-- Theatrical Trailer
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL on DVD and Blu-ray
Experience non-stop thrills, high-stakes action and mind-blowing special effects as mankind faces the fear of total annihilation when THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL arrives on Blu-ray and DVD April 7 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. And for a limited time, both the BD and DVD versions of the film are packaged with a copy of the 1951 classic that influenced generations of sci-fi enthusiasts, authors and filmmakers.
A contemporary reinvention of the original, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is an intense and electrifying drama centering on an imminent global catastrophe and one outsider's determination to stop it. The action-packed thrill ride stars Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to exterminate the human race before the planet succumbs to impending disaster. When the government responds with hostile force, the fate of humanity lies with a young scientist, Jennifer Connelly who must embark on a high-stakes mission to convince the entity that mankind is worth saving, before it is too late.
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD, both with Digital Copy, are three-disc sets that include the 1951 version of the film, which was widely acclaimed as one of the most thought-provoking science-fiction films of all time. Both the BD and DVD are highlighted by out-of-this-world bonus features including deleted scenes, featurettes, picture-in-picture commentary, a "Build Your Own Gort" feature (BD-exclusive) and more. A two-disc version of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is also available on DVD, featuring both 2008 and 1951 versions of the film.
When Overall Visual Effects Supervisor Jeff Okun started work on the project, the initial vfx shot count estimation was 750. It then went down to 480 shots by the time the team was ready to shoot -- a result of resource streamlining and various in-camera approaches agreed upon. In post-production, the final shot count rose to 507, as all parties agreed that a few more tweaks were needed to help tell the story with more impact. Surprisingly for a project of this complexity, there were very few "fix-it-in-post" additional shots.
The team had the opportunity to benefit from a generous six-month preparation time. "The film looks as good as it does because we had that time to prep, explore and test in pre-production, and were able to stick with our plan during production," Okun insists. "Post lasted about five months -- including element shoots, shooting new sequences (which Jim Rygiel, a friend of mine, supervised while I was in New Zealand) and the like.