Dark Knight, Horton Hears a Who on DVD/Blu-ray, plus Lost, Peter & the Wolf
The last man on Earth is not alone. Will Smith portrays that lone survivor in I AM LEGEND, the action epic fusing heart-pounding excitement with a mind-blowing vision of a desolate Manhattan, now on Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD and Blu-ray from Warner Home Video.
Somehow immune to an unstoppable, incurable virus, military virologist Robert Neville (Smith) is now the last human survivor in New York City, and maybe the world. But he is not alone. Mutant plague victims lurk in the shadows, watching Neville's every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find an antidote using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered, and quickly running out of time.
Ever since its publication in 1954, I AM LEGEND by Richard Matheson has remained one of the most revered works of science-fiction literature. A unique combination of tense action and philosophical reflections, the book tells the gripping story of Robert Neville, a man who escaped a worldwide pandemic that turned the whole humanity into nightly, blood sucking creatures. Neville has become the one and only human being on Earth, the last of its kind: a true legend for the new species that has emerged on the planet.
After two previous adaptations (in 1964 and 1971), Warner Bros. enlisted director Francis Lawrence (CONSTANTINE) to deliver the most ambitious film version yet, starring Will Smith as Neville (opening Dec. 14). In order to visualize Matheson's world, more than 800 visual effects shots were required. Overseeing the challenging effort was Janek Sirrs, with Jim Berney serving as vfx supervisor for Sony Pictures Imageworks: "On a project this complex, with the success of the movie relying heavily on the quality of the vfx shots, it couldn't be any other way. For example, during production, we had to able to cover multiple effects shoots simultaneously, meaning that we both had to be working off the same game plan."
Special Features Include:
Exclusive 44-Page Concept Sketch Book
10 Concept Illustrations
6 Art Cards Showing International Cities Devastated by the Plague Virus
Letter from the Director
New Movie Commentary by Director Francis Lawrence and Screenwriter/Producer Akiva Goldsman
Deleted Scenes with Commentary
Alternate Version of the Film with a Controversial Ending
Creating I Am Legend Minidocumentary Gallery
Cautionary Tale: The Science of I Am Legend
4 Awesome Animated Comics (4 Animated Comics Not Rated and May Contain Material Unsuitable for Minors)
2 Live-Action Shorts Directed by Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith Rehearsal Footage of Alternate Ending
Previsualizations of Key Special Effects Sequences
Visual Effects Featurette
Digital Copy of Theatrical Version
GUNBUSTER VS DIEBUSTER AIM FOR THE TOP! THE GATTAI!! Movie Box Set On Blu-ray
The GATTAI!!! movie brings two milestones from acclaimed anime studio GAINAX. Hideaki Anno's GUNBUSTER AND Kazuya Tsurumaki's DIEBUSTER (aka GUNBUSTER 2) are presented in their theatrical release formats in full HD, together with a special disc containing 90 minutes of bonus materials from Bandai Visual USA.
DIEBUSTER: THE MOVIE On Blu-ray
In a future where the Space Monsters resume their invasion of the Sol System, the abilities of young men and women known as the Topless, and their Buster Machines, are mankind's final line of defense! One day, runaway girl Nono sets out for the capital to become a space pilot, and meets the fighter ace Lal'C... neither realizing that the future of humanity rests on the both of them!
This 2006 theatrical release is now available on Blu-ray from Bandai Visual USA.