Wanted, Prince Caspian, X-Files on DVD/Blu-ray, Plus Day The Earth Stood Still
-- WANTED: Motion Comics: See how the graphic novel compares to the movie in this real-time, side-by-side BD exclusive
-- Scene Explorer: Explore the onscreen action from up to three different perspectives in this multi-angle feature
-- Assassins Profile: Get the high-tech low-down on each assassin's strengths, weapons, and position with your own in-movie surveillance system
-- Picture in Picture: Access cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes moments while you watch the film
-- BD-Live -- The new technology that allows viewers to connect to the Internet and access new exciting exclusive online and interactive features.
-- My Chat: Using your Internet-connected player, host a text chat with your friends who also own WANTED on Blu-ray while you watch the movie in synchronization
-- My WANTED Commentary: Connect and Create. UniversalHiDef.com and the BD-Live Center combine to offer you the opportunity to create your own video, audio, or text commentary that you can share with all of your Buddies in the BD-Live community
-- My Scenes Sharing: Show your friends your favorite scenes from WANTED via BD-Live
FLY ME TO THE MOON On DVD In 2-D and 3-D
Chronicling the story of one of America's greatest triumphs -- landing a man on the moon -- animated adventure FLY ME TO THE MOON soars onto DVD December 2 from Summit Ent. in both 2-D and 3-D.
Take a ride on the legendary Apollo 11 mission with this fun and educational journey to the moon and back. The first CGI animated feature film created and released in the 3-D format, FLY ME TO THE MOON features the voices of Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry and Ed Begley, Jr. with real-life Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The single disc DVD, containing both the 2-D and 3-D versions of the film, comes with two pair of special 3-D glasses.
In this groundbreaking 3-D animated adventure, three young flies set off on a courageous mission to become the first insects on the moon by hitching a ride on the historic Apollo 11 space flight. Based on the actual transcripts and the original blueprints from NASA, the film's stunning visuals and meticulous attention to detail introduce a whole new generation to the awe-inspiring achievements of the space program's most momentous mission.
Director and nWave Pictures co-founder Ben Stassen takes pains to distinguish his use of 3-D to provide an "immersive experience" from the in-your-face seltzer bottle and paddleball gags that doomed the technique in the 1950s. "We get rid of the window around the story. Instead of bringing the story to the audience, we transport them into the middle of filmic space. When you watch a 2-D film, you react rationally with your brain and emotionally with your heart; with 3-D, you add the physical component -- that's truly the power of 3-D cinema."
The film's production notes explain that the "window" constraining the 3-D effect is eliminated by arranging the virtual lenses observing the scene parallel to each other, rather than angled to provide a converging view as is more commonly the case. "When the cameras converge, both eyes see the same image at the screen-plane level," Stassen says in the notes. "Whatever is behind the plane will be in perspective and whatever is in front will be coming off the screen. When you project this, the right eye and left eye have the same image of the screen plane [making whatever is in the foreground of the shot look like a flat cut-out floating in front of the background]." By comparison, Stassen's parallel cameras create the illusion of three-dimensional objects floating over the audience.
Special Features Include:
-- 2-D and 3-D Versions Of The Film
-- Interactive Planetarium Game
-- Two Special Pair Of 3-D Glasses
THE BEST OF DR. KATZ, PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST On DVD
This collection of comedic confection contains quite simply the most obsessive, compulsive and tormented patients ever to grace the couch of Dr. Katz. Released via Comedy Central Home Ent. and Paramount Home Ent., THE BEST OF DR. KATZ, PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST arrives on December 2.