The X-MEN Trilogy and SIN CITY hit Blu-ray for the first time, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA prequel CAPRICA hits DVD, plus DVD set releases of FREAKAZOID, TINY TOON ADVENTURES and SQUIDBILLIES, for release April 21, 2009.
CAPRICA on DVD
CAPRICA, the prequel to BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, will enjoy its world premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Ent. In a groundbreaking move sure to delight fans of the long-running television phenomenon, the feature-length prequel will be available on DVD as a limited-edition uncut and unrated version before the series' broadcast premiere on the Sci Fi Channel in 2010. CAPRICA is exec produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) and Remi Aubuchon (24). Exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the creation of Caprica make this DVD a landmark event for any fan of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. The film will also be available at selected online destinations for digital download transactions.
As BATTLESTAR GALACTICA wraps its gripping final season on Sci Fi on March 20, 2009, Caprica begins a brand new epic saga that continues the franchise's commitment to thought-provoking storytelling and extraordinary characters. Set 50 years before BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, CAPRICA follows two rival families and their patriarchs -- Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) -- as they compete and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics.
Universal Cable Productions shot CAPRICA in the summer of 2009 in Vancouver for a 2010 television premiere on the Sci Fi Channel. The DVD of Caprica is priced at $26.98 S.R.P.
Special Features Include:
-- Feature Commentary with Director Jeffrey Reiner and Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick-- Deleted Scenes-- Video Blogs-- What the Frak is Caprica?-- The Director's Process-- The V Club-- The Birth of a Cylon
NOTORIOUS on DVD and Blu-ray
The life and death of one of hip-hop's most powerful and iconic MCs is captured in the hard-hitting and controversial biopic NOTORIOUS, arriving on Unrated Director's Cut and Unrated Director's Cut Collector's Edition on Blu-ray and DVD April 21 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. Through raw talent and sheer determination, East Coast rapper Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace went from Brooklyn street hustler to one of the greatest rappers of all time -- The Notorious B.I.G. -- refusing to succumb to expectations and redefining the notion of "The American Dream." Twelve years since the rapper's unfortunate death, NOTORIOUS follows his meteoric rise to fame and provides a rare glimpse at a different side of the acclaimed artist -- from his surprising youth as a Catholic school honor student, to an imprisoned drug dealer, to the hip hop sensation he has become today. Featuring a performance from Wallace's real-life son, Christopher Jordan Wallace, NOTORIOUS also uncovers the complicated relationships in the rapper's life, including protege Kimberly "Lil' Kim" Jones, wife-and-R&B singer Faith Evans and long-time friend-turned-rival Tupac Shakur, examining the struggle, music and triumph of game-changer Christopher Wallace, who became one of the most celebrated hip-hop icons in history.
NOTORIOUS featured vfx from Brainstorm Digital and Mechanism Digital. Mechanism produced 85 effects for the film, the bulk of which includes dramatic speed ramps cut to the films soundtrack. Other effects Mechanism added to the film were creating bullet holes in the car door and window removal for scene continuity in Biggie's death scene. All effects were created during the DI using Digital Fusion workstations.
Three-Disc Collector's Edition DVD Special Features Include:
-- Unrated Director's Cut and theatrical versions of the film-- Commentary with Director George Tillman, Jr., Co-Screenwriter Reggie Rock Bythewood, Co-Screenwriter Cheo Hodari Coker and Editor Dirk Westervelt-- Commentary with Producer/Biggie's Mom Voletta Wallace, Producer/Biggie's Co-Manager Wayne Barrow and Producer/Biggie's Co-Manager Mark Pitts-- Behind the Scenes: "Making of Notorious" Featurette-- I Got a Story to Tell: The Lyrics of Biggie Smalls-- NOTORIOUS Thugs: Casting the Film-- Biggie Boot Camp-- Anatomy of a B.I.G. Performance-- Party & Bulls**t (never-before-seen footage of the real B.I.G.)-- The B.I.G. Three-Sixty-- Deleted Scenes-- Digital Copy
Two-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray Special Features Include:The disc will include all of the bonus features on the NOTORIOUS Unrated Director's Cut Collector's Edition as well as:
-- BD-Live Feature -- The Music: get even closer with the music of B.I.G. with this interactive trivia track and tag and track your favorite songs throughout the movie-- BonusVIEW -- Life After Death: Making NOTORIOUS-- Digital Copy
Single-Disc DVD Special Features Include:
-- Unrated Director's Cut and theatrical version
SQUIDBILLIES Volume 2 on DVD
Warner Home Video has released Cartoon Network's [adult swim] series SQUIDBILLIES to DVD, with 20 installments and extras. Get ready for the American rural experience portrayed with the kind of brutal honesty and integrity that only animated squids can deliver. Come, join Early Cuyler and the rest of his hillbilly squid family in the north Georgia mountains... just be sure to stay off his property!
Episodes on Disc One Include:"Webnecks," "Beast Implants," "Tween Steam," "Wing Nut," "Mephistopheles Traveled Below to a Southern State Whose Motto Is 'Wisdom, Justice and Moderation'", "Earth Worst," "The Good One," "Sharif," "Condition: Demolition!" and "The Appalachian Mud Squid: Darwin's Dilema"
Episodes on Disc Two Include:
"The Unbearable Heatness of Fire," "Tuscaloosa Dumpling," "Armageddon It On!," "Gimmicky Magazine Show Spoof Parody About Dan Halen," "Flight of the Deep Fried Pine Booby," "An Officer and a Dental Dam," "The Okaleechee Dam Jam," "Pile M for Murder," "Mud Days and Cornfused" and "Krystal, Light"
Special Features Include:
-- Dragon Billies-- Commentaries-- Behind the Scenes-- Promos-- Character Phone Messages
SIN CITY on Blu-ray
If ever a movie was meant to be experienced in high definition, SIN CITY is guilty on all counts! Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's visually stunning crime thriller debuts on Blu-ray this April 21, 2009, from Miramax Films. Featuring the ultimate in high definition picture and sound, this 2-Disc set comes fully loaded with two cuts of the film plus eight hours of bonus material, including innovative special features created exclusively for the Blu-ray High Definition release. The interactive game "Kill 'em Good," lets viewers play Marv, the outcast misanthrope on a mission to avenge the death of his true love, Goldie. The "Cine-Explore" feature, a breakthrough interactive visual commentary lets viewers watch picture-in-picture footage of the film in its early green-screen stages original artwork synced with filmmaker commentary. Additional special features include Commentary with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, interviews with Robert Rodriguez and "guest director" Quentin Tarantino, Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes showcasing the cars, props, costumes and make-up of Sin City, and much more! One of the most eagerly awaited films to debut in the format, Sin City arrives on Blu-ray with both barrels blazing!
SIN CITY is based on Frank Miller's popular series of graphic novels and features an all-star crew both behind and in front of the camera. Acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez (GRINDHOUSE, SPY KIDS) teamed with Miller to co-direct an all-star cast that includes Bruce Willis, Oscar-nominee Mickey Rourke (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for: The Wrestler, 2008), Clive Owen, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson, in this riveting tale of killers, cops, hookers and hit men, all inhabiting one very dangerous, very sexy city. SIN CITY debuted in theatres in 2005 to critical acclaim and box office success and, like Miller's graphic novels, continues to grow in its fan base.
Rodriguez and Miller shot SIN CITY entirely at the filmmaker’s Austin, Texas, compound, Troublemaker Studios, with a large cast of Hollywood veterans and up-and-comers, including Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba. Yet even more enticing was Rodriguez’s plan of how to approach tackling the visual look and feel of Miller’s novels for the movie. Following the path of his SPY KIDS films, Rodriguez made the choice to shoot the actors almost entirely in greenscreen environments, using the barest minimum of props, with the intention of creating Miller’s world digitally. While Troublemaker did some initial previs work for the segment they shot to sway Miller’s approval for the film, Rodriguez knew the scale of the film would be too big for his in-house facility and bid the project out to three visual effects boutiques with whom he had previously worked: Hybride, CafeFX and The Orphanage.
Each facility was awarded one entire story to create for the film, either “The Hard Goodbye,” “The Big, Fat Kill” or “That Yellow Bastard.” They were then provided Miller’s novel, the filmed footage for their story (with Troublemaker establishing the look with Rodriguez along with invaluable groundwork), and were mandated by Rodriguez to create their segment with Miller’s artistic vision as their guide. Rodriguez also told the houses to work independently, in a virtual creative bubble, so that each story’s look would remain true to Miller’s own artistic evolution over the series of the novels. The three stories would then be connected together in HD post, where the assembly would connect the three visions together for the first time. VFXWORLD talked to the visual effects supervisors from each house to get their perspectives on this unique creative process and their personal challenges in making these stunning pages come to life.
Disc One (Theatrical Cut) Special Features Include:
-- All new Cine-Explore -- Innovative Blu-ray technology allows viewers to experience a uniquely interactive visual commentary that pushes the envelope. When selected, see picture-in-picture green screen footage and original art synced with the filmmakers' commentary.-- 2.0 Commentary with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller-- 2.0 Commentary with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino-- 5.1 Audio Track Featuring a Recording of the Austin Audience Reaction
Disc Two (Unrated, Recut Extended Version) Special Features Include:
-- All new "Kill 'em Good" Interactive Comic Book - Dive into a visually stunning interactive game that puts you in the driver's seat. Exploiting the Blu-ray format in ways never before seen, you finish the story -- with guns blazing!-- Four Chapters: Chapter One - That Yellow Bastard, Chapter Two - The Customer Is Always Right, Chapter Three - The Hard Goodbye and Chapter Four - The Big Fat Kill-- Rodriguez Special Features: 15-Minute Film School, All Green Screen Version, The Long Take, Sin City: Live in Concert and 10-Minute Cooking School-- How It Went Down: Convincing Frank Miller To Make The Film-- Special Guest Director: Quentin Tarantino-- A Hard Top With A Decent Engine: The Cars of SIN CITY-- Booze, Broads, and Guns: The Props of SIN CITY-- Making the Monsters: Special Effects Make-up-- Trench Coats & Fishnets: The Costumes of SIN CITY-- Teaser & Theatrical Trailer
TINY TOON ADVENTURES and FREAKAZOID! Season 2 on DVD
More cartoon madness will be unleashed on April 21, 2009 when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases further installments of the zany animated television series TINY TOON ADVENTURES and FREAKAZOID! on DVD. TINY TOON ADVENTURES Season 1, Volume 2, will feature 30 episodes on a four-disc set which will retail for $44.98 SRP. Steven Spielberg Presents FREAKAZOID! The Complete Second Season will include 11 episodes on a two-disc set which will retail for $26.99 SRP.
They're tiny, they're toony, they're all a little loony! Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, TINY TOON ADVENTURES is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning animated series that spawned a whole new generation of madcap Looney Tunes characters including Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny, Plucky Duck, Hamton J. Pig, among others. The characters reside in Acme Acres and are enrolled at Acme Looniversity, where they are schooled under the wise (guy) guidance of veteran toon legends such as Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd and others in hopes of graduating with a "Diploma of Lunacy."
Important life lessons combined with outrageous high jinks and clever pop culture references, this is what comprises the second volume of TINY TOON ADVENTURES Season 1. In "Inside Plucky Duck," Buster and Babs go inside the brain of Plucky to see what makes him tick. The bunny duo also gives pointers on how to get a date with that special someone in "Dating, Acme Acres Style." In "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?," the Looney Tunes stars and the Tiny Toons gang all go to Paris for a big awards ceremony honoring Bugs Bunny. Buster and Babs head off to Acmeland, but a wrong turn takes them to a town that is terrorized by a posse of outlaw coyotes in "High Toon."
Summary of Featured Episodes:Disc 1 -- "Animaniacs!," "Career Oppor-Toon-ities," "Strange Tales of Weird Science," "Inside Plucky Duck," "The Acme Bowl," "Dating, Acme Acres Style," "Looniversity Days," "Best O'Plucky Duck Day"
Disc 2 -- "Hero Hamton," "Whale's Tales," "Ask Mr. Popular," "Son On Looniversity Daze," "Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool," Fairy Tales for the 90's," "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?," "Tiny Toon Music Television"
Disc 3 -- "The Return to the Acme Acres Zone," "The Acme Home Shopping Show," "Weirdest Story Ever Told," "Viewer Mail Day," "Son of the Wacko World of Sports," "Pollution Solution," "You Asked for it Again"
Disc 4 -- "Brave Tales or Real Rabbits," "How Sweetie It Is," "New Character Day," "Here's Hamton," "No Toon is an Island," "K-ACME TV," "High Toon"
Also executive produced by Spielberg, FREAKAZOID! is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning series that chronicles the adventures of Freakazoid, a manic, insane superhero who battles a vast array of super villains. Freakazoid is the alter-ego of geeky teen Dexter Douglas, who upon surfing the web one night, is swept into a digital techno-electric smash up that zaps him in the gigabytes and he is transformed from geek to Freakazoid, a smart-mouthing, butt-kicking, mega-voltage superhero.
Donning his signature red underwear and lightning-streaked hair, Freakazoid the electrifying superhero saves the day on more than one occasion during the action-packed second season of the show. Freakazoid battles against several of his worst arch-enemies including the Lobe, Cobra Queen, Cave Guy, Invisibo and Armando Guitierrez. His closest friends, including Sgt. Mike Cosgrove and girlfriend Steph come to his aid on several occasions. Freakazoid encounters an ancient monster with the ability to devour the energy of other people in order to stay young forever. He also faces an evil scientist who combines humans with orangutans to form "Orangumen." When his girlfriend is turned to stone by arch-nemesis Jeepers, it's up to Freakazoid to change her back.
Summary of Featured Episodes:Disc 1 -- "Dexter's Date," "The Freakazoid," "Mission: Freakazoid," "Virtual Freak," "Hero Boy," "A Matter of Love"
Disc 2 -- "Statuesque," "Island of Dr. Mystico," "Two Against Freak," "Freak-a-Panel/Tomb of Invisibo," "Normadeus"
Special Features Include:-- A full season's worth of commentaries (in five minutes or less).-- An original demo tape recording that provides fans of Freakazoid's zany songs the chance to hear the creative genius of Richard Stone at work.-- A featurette that looks back on creating the final episode and bringing a close to a production that ended far too soon.
WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN on DVD
This April, Marvel Animation and Lionsgate team up to unveil the first DVD release of the all-new animated series WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN. In the debut release, WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN: Heroes Return Trilogy, the world has spiraled out of control and it's up to Wolverine to reunite the broken heroes formerly known as the X-Men to prevent the world's destruction and save the future. The trilogy includes the first three-story arc of the Nicktoons series that began broadcasting regularly on January 23, 2009. The DVD is loaded with special features that include audio commentaries, a featurette and character profiles and will be encased in an embossed O-Card.
With 45 years of best selling comic books, a massive fan base spanning all ages and three feature films grossing over one billion dollars at the box office, the franchise is a proven phenomenon. WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN: Heroes Return Trilogy will be released just before the highly anticipated new Fox summer blockbuster live-action film X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE starring Hugh Jackman.
In the late 20th century, mankind began to change. Suddenly, teenagers developed incredible abilities that science classified as the next stage in human evolution. In response, Professor Charles Xavier created The Institute for Gifted Youngsters so the young "mutants" could learn to control their uncanny abilities and live in harmony with the non-mutant members of society. From then on, Xavier's students -- the X-Men -- intervened to protect the peace until a mysterious explosion devastated Xavier's school. Leaderless and without direction, the X-Men disbanded and the man known as Wolverine struck out on his own.
One year later, the once fiercely independent Wolverine must reunite the X-Men to prevent a horrible vision of the future where the X-Men have given up on Xavier's mission and the world has fallen into chaos. With great tragedy in their past and their future, Wolverine must lead Xavier's disillusioned heroes against the forces of fate and destiny. Only together can the X-Men steer the course of history away from catastrophe and save us all.
Special Features Include:
--Character Profiles: WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN-- "Making of WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN" featurette-- Audio commentary with Supervising Producer Craig Kyle and Head Writer Greg Johnson-- Audio commentary with Lead Director Boyd Kirkland and Director Steven Gordon-- "Nicktoons Network Going InScene" WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN
X-MEN Trilogy on Blu-ray
One of the most critically-acclaimed comic book franchises of all time claws its way onto Blu-ray Disc (BD) when the X-MEN Trilogy arrives April 21 in North America from Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. Directed by Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, VALKYRIE) and Brett Ratner (RUSH HOUR, RED DRAGON), the X-Men saga -- X-MEN, X2: X-MEN UNITED and X3: THE LAST STAND -- chronicles the ongoing battle between humans and mutants and their attempt to coexist, from their humble beginnings at Xavier's School For The Gifted to the ultimate showdown against those that wish to "cure" them. Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) must lead the well-known mutant heroes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) Cyclops (James Marsden) and Rogue (Anna Paquin) to fight against evil villains and use their powers for the good of mankind.
In a studio first, the discs include a BD Live feature that will allow fans to purchase advance tickets and gain access to exciting never-before-seen footage to the highly anticipated upcoming film X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE debuting in theatres May 1. Boasting superior picture and sound quality for the ultimate viewing experience, the X-MEN Trilogy set is loaded with deleted and extended scenes, cast and crew commentary, making-of featurettes and much more. The set also includes movie cash towards the new theatrical release as well as the studio's upcoming blockbusters ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: ESCAPE FROM THE SMITHSONIAN.
The X-MEN Trilogy will be available for a suggested retail price of $79.99 U.S. / $89.99 Canada. Additionally each will be available individually for the suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S. / $37.99.
X-MEN Blu-ray Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops (Marsden) unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm (Berry), can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue (Paquin) absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier (Stewart), these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellen), who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist, unveils his sinister plan for the future!
X-MEN, a 2000 release, featured vfx from Asylum VFX, C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, Cinesite Hollywood, Digital Domain, FXSmith, Gentle Giant Studios, Hammerhead Productions, Hollywood Digital, Illusion Arts, JJamb Productions, Keyframe Digital Productions, Inc., Kleiser-Walczack Digital Effects, Matte World Digital, Pacific Ocean Post Digital Film Group, Pacific Title Digital and Rhythm and Hues.
X-MEN Disc One:-- Commentary by Bryan Singer and Brian Peck-- Behind-the-Scenes Footage-- Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Commentary by Bryan Singer and Brian Peck-- Easter Egg: Blooper-- Fox Special: "The Mutant Watch"-- Bryan Singer Interview-- Animatics: "Liberty Head" and "Train Station"-- Art Gallery -- Character Design and Production Design-- Three TV Spots-- Music Promo-- Enhanced for D-Box Motion Code Systems-- BD-Live: Wolverine Exclusive-- HD Marvel Universe Trailers
X-MEN Disc Two:-- Disc Intro by Bryan Singer-- The Uncanny Suspects: Hugh Jackman's First Reading, Hugh Jackman's Screen Test and Character Still Gallery-- X-Factor: The Look of the X-MEN: Cyclops Costume Test and Visor, Storm Costume Test and Toad Makeup Test-- Image Gallery-- Production Documentary Scrapbook-- The Special Effects of the X-Men -- Senator Kelly Effects Breakdown, Liberty Head (animatic/film), Toad vs. Jean Grey (animatic/film), Wolverine vs. Mystique (animatic/film), Wolverine vs. Sabretooth (animatic/film)-- Reflection of the X-Men -- Ellis Island Premiere and Premieres Around the World-- Three trailers in HD-- TV Spots-- Internet Interstitials
X-MEN Disc Three:Digital Copy
X2: X-MEN UNITED Blu-ray In the wake of a shocking attack on the President, the X-Men face their most dangerous mission ever. They must stand united with their deadliest enemies to combat a menace that threatens every mutant on the planet. But could this new alliance backfire and annihilate the human race?
X2, a 2003 release, featured vfx from Asylum VFX, CIS Hollywood, Cinesite, EYETECH Optics, FXSmith, Frantic Films, Gentle Giant Studios, Grant McCune Design, Hammerhead Productions, Image Engine Design, Kleiser-Walczack Digital Efffects, Pacific Title, Pixel Magic, Rhythm and Hues, Tanguay Technologies, Visual Concetp Engineering and Whodoo EFX.
X2: X-MEN UNITED Disc One:-- Commentary by Bryan Singer and Tom Sigel-- Commentary by Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris and David Hayter-- Generation X: Comic Book History-- Enhanced for D-Box Motion Code Systems-- BD-Live: Wolverine Exclusive-- HD Marvel Universe Trailers
X2: X-MEN UNITED Disc Two:-- History of the X-Men: The Secret Origin of X-Men and Nightcrawler Reborn-- Pre-Production: Nightcrawler Attack -- Multi-Angle Study, Evolution in the Details -- Designing X2, United Colors of X-- Production: Wolverine/Deathstrike Fight Rehearsal, The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men -- Making X2, Introducing the Incredible Nightcrawler!, Nightcrawler Stunt Rehearsal, Nightcrawler Time-lapse, FX2 -- Visual Effects-- Post-Production: Requiem For Mutants -- The Score of X2 and X2 Global Webcast Highlights-- Deleted Scenes-- Galleries-- Locations and Sets-- On-Camera Graphics-- The Unseen X2-- Three HD Trailers
X2: X-MEN UNITED Disc Three-- Digital Copy
X3: THE LAST STAND Blu-ray In the X-Men's epic, final battle, the well-known mutant heroes and villains meet a cadre of all-new warriors - including Angel (Ben Foster), Beast (Kelsey Grammer), Juggernaut (Vinnie Jones) and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) -- in a thrilling, explosive adventure! After a controversial "cure" is discovered, mutants can choose to retain their superhuman abilities or give up their unique gifts and become "normal." When the peaceful mutant leader Charles Xavier clashes with his militant counterpart, Magneto, the battle lines are drawn for the war to end all wars.
When it came time to prepare the last of Fox's mutant-themed trilogy, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, there were some firm absolutes: One, there would be the addition of new mutants, including impressive examples of their powers in action. Second, the eye-popping visual effects set pieces would raise the bar. Third, the scale and the mortal stakes for the X-team would be raised as well through the complex vfx sequences conjured up by writers Simon Kinberg and Zak Penn. Their epic ideas proved to be so vast and challenging, that 11 visual effects companies were hired. Vendors such as Soho VFX, Framestore CFC, CIS Hollywood, Rhythm & Hues, New Deal Studios Inc., Kleiser-Walczak, Hydraulx and Lola Visual Effects all contributed work to the film, with The Moving Picture Co. (MPC), Cinesite and Weta Digital contributing the largest sequences.
Responsible for the opening sequence of the film, Sue Rowe, visual effects supervisor for Cinesite, details that their participation on LAST STAND was a project they aggressively pursued. "We were keen on working on the show as soon as we heard it had been green lit. Cinesite had worked on both previous films, with Cinesite L.A. having done the majority of work on X-MEN 2, so we had a good understanding of the show's needs. Also, the overall vfx supervisor, John Bruno, was a good friend of Cinesite's, as we worked on ALIEN VS. PREDATOR with him a year before."
X3: THE LAST STAND Disc One:-- Director and Writer Commentary by Brett Ratner, Zack Penn and Simon Kinberg-- Producer Commentary by Avi Arad, Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter-- HD Deleted Scenes (Optional Director and Writer Commentary by Brett Ratner, Zack Penn and Simon Kinberg)-- Enhanced for D-Box Motion Code Systems-- HD Easter Eggs-- BD-Live: Wolverine Exclusive-- HD Marvel Universe Trailers
X3: THE LAST STAND Disc Two:-- Brett Ratner's Production Diary-- X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy-- X-Men Up Close -- Interactive gallery with stills and video -- Generation X: Comic Book History-- Fox Movie Channel Presents: Life After Film School-- Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session-- X3: The Excitement Continues in HD-- Anatomy of a Scene: Golden Gate Bridge in HD-- HD Vignettes-- HD Blogs-- Previz Animatics-- Galleries: Character Stills and Concept Art, Storyboards & Models-- Easter Egg: Colossus Throws Logan Into the Camera-- Three HD Trailers
X3: THE LAST STAND Disc Three:Digital Copy