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Sony's 'Pixels' Headed to Blu-ray October 6

Blu-ray and digital exclusive second-screen 'Pixels Blaster App' lets viewers play along during the movie to battle their favorite video game characters.

CULVER CITY, CA -- From Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and Director Chris Columbus comes the action-adventure Pixels, debuting on Digital HD Oct. 6, and on Two-Disc 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD October 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games and it’s up to Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Kevin James (Paul Blart Mall Cop 2), Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Josh Gad (The Wedding Ringer) to save the world! Pixels also features Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) and Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars).

Fans can explore the various levels of Pixels with the Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials, including the music video "Game On" by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Good Charlotte, and two featurettes that take a look at the beloved games featured in the film.  In Q*Bert, the adorable digital bit hopper comes to life, while Dojo Quest gives viewers a look at the new classic arcade game that gave life to the unstoppable Lady Lisa (Ashley Benson). Pixels on Blu-ray includes more exclusive, behind-the-scenes fun, with six additional featurettes, including looks at all the classic arcade game characters featured in the film and Creator of the Machine, which shows PAC-MAN creator Toru Iwatani on-set, talking about his experience and his take on Pixels.

Viewers can also game play alongside the Arcaders using the Pixels Blaster App, a second-screen experience that lets viewers battle their favorite arcade legends and test their gaming knowledge while they watch the film. The app syncs with the audio on the Blu-ray disc and the Digital version of the film.

The PIXELS Blu-ray is also exclusively presented with new Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, which delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • Q*Bert  -- The adorable digital bit hopper comes to life in Pixels.
  • Dojo Quest -- A look at the new classic arcade game that gave life to the unstoppable Lady Lisa.
  • "Game On" music video by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Good Charlotte

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

  • Dolby Atmos Audio (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible -- requires Dolby-enabled receivers and speakers).
  • The Creator of the Machine -- PAC-MAN creator Toru Iwatani was on-set and had a cameo, we hear from him about his experience and his take on Pixels.
  • The Space Invader -- The winner of an arcade contest had a walk on role in the film.
  • PAC-MAN -- A detailed look at the PAC-MAN action sequence.  From Mini Coopers and stunts to visual effects, see how PAC-MAN chomps his way into real life.
  • Donkey Kong -- See the cast perform stunts on a giant reconstruction of the classic platform game and watch as Donkey Kong goes from bits to BIG. 
  • Centipede -- The giant insect attack was the creation of visual and special effect planning as well as the patience of countless performers. 
  • Galaga -- This 80’s arcade favorite leads the alien invasion, take an inside look at the attack on Guam.

Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.