DVD Releases For July 29, 2008
The 1998 film's vfx were by DFILM Services.
Special Features Include:
--Expanded audio commentaries from film critic Roger Ebert, Director Alex Proyas, writers Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer
--Documentaries with introduction by Alex Proyas: "Memories Of Shell Beach" and "Architecture of Dreams"
DOOMSDAY Unrated On DVD And Blu-ray
From the director of THE DESCENT comes an action-packed thrill ride through the beating heart of hell. To save humanity from an epidemic, an elite fighting unit must battle to find a cure in a post-apocalyptic zone controlled by a society of murderous renegades. Loaded with ferocious fights and high-octane chases, DOOMSDAY, from Universal Studios Home Ent. and Rogue Pictures (vfx from The Senate) grabs you right from the start, and doesn't let go till its explosive end.
The project grew from an initial estimate of about 110 shots to around 275, with most of the work being done by Double Negative. Supervised by Mark Michaels and produced by Clare Tinsley, the London-based shop delivered about 180 shots for DOOMSDAY, with Diccon Alexander as the lead matte painter. While Michaels says their work on the film wasn't innovative in a technical sense, the film required a lot of set extensions that had to be pulled off under tight budget restrictions.
"A lot of the shots were in daylight and it took an extensive amount of set extensions and matte paint extensions, 2D solutions, 3D solutions, to pull it off visually and convincingly," Michaels explained.
"Everything that could have been projected as a texture was done that way rather than building the full 3D model," added CG Supervisor Alex Pejic.
DVD Special Features Include:
--"Anatomy Of Catastrophe: Civilization On The Brink" -- Writer/Director Neil Marshall takes you inside the making of DOOMSDAY. Meet the enormous cast and crew, experience the challenges and endurance it takes to bring a film of this massive scale to the screen and break down how all of the major stunts, explosions and fight sequences were executed.
--"The Visual Effects Of DOOMSDAY" -- Meet the visual effects wizards and see how they collaborated with Director Neil Marshall to achieve his vision in creating the compelling sets that couldn't be built but were instead created by computer.
--Feature Commentary (Unrated Version Only) -- Director Neil Marshall and cast members Sean Pertwee, Darren Morfitt, Rick Warden and Les Simpson.
--Original Theatrical Version
Blu-ray Special Features Include:
--Exclusive U-Control -- Go beyond the movie and customize you own HD experience.
--Reaper Virus Files -- While you watch the movie, crack open top-secret DD intelligence files.
--Picture In Picture -- Access interactive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage, all without interruption to the movie experience.
--Tech Specs -- Get in-depth technical specs on the film's Bentley and outrageous weapons as you see them in action.
SHINE A LIGHT On DVD And Blu-ray
On April 4, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese and the world's greatest rock n' roll band united to bring audiences the year's most extraordinary musical film event, SHINE A LIGHT, to theaters everywhere. Martin Scorsese's concert documentary SHINE A LIGHT showed the world the Rolling Stones as they've never been before with special appearances by Christina Aguilera, Jack White and Buddy Guy.
This Paramount Home Ent. release has vfx by The Senate.
Special Features Include:
--Widescreen Version Enhanced
--Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround, Spanish 5.1 Surround
--Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
--Four Bonus Songs: "Undercover Of The Night," "Paint It Black," "Little T And A" and "I'm Free"
STARGATE: CONTINUUM On DVD And Blu-ray