I Am Legend UCE (US BD) in December - Artwork added

Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of I Am Legend (Ultimate Collector’s Edition) on 9th December 2008 priced at $59.99 SRP. Will Smith stars in this adaptation of Richard Matheson’s novel of the same name which arrives on Blu-ray for its second time in one year with the UCE release.

Content includes two versions of the film, a Digital Copy of the theatrical version, plus hours of all new additional content. This additional content consists of four animated comics, 12 never before seen deleted scenes with filmmaker commentary, and more than two hours of all new extras revealing Will Smith’s “off-camera humour and kindness and explanation of how he grew as an actor through this film”. Lastly, the UCE also includes an exclusive 44-page concept sketch book, a lenticular lucite commemorative piece featuring imagery from the film, and six collectible art cards showing international cities devastated by the virus.

All extras are in HD unless noted otherwise. A full disc breakdown follows...

Disc 1 (Theatrical Version)

  • Play Movie with Focus Points - Explore the making of I Am Legend and the process of bringing the film to the screen.
  • Commentary by director Francis Lawrence and producer-screenwriter Akiva Goldsman
  • Cautionary Tale: The Science of I Am Legend - How life-threatening microbes have caused pandemic viral infections and the looming dangers of advanced strands to the human race.
  • Trailer (SD)

    Creating I Am Legend
  • The Joy Ride Jump – All alone with a hot car and an empty street; setting up the perfect scene
  • Will in the Driver’s Seat – A realistic balance between live action and the stunt world
  • Robert Neville’s Psychology – Will Smith, director Francis Lawrence and novelist Richard Matheson set up the character of Robert Neville, particularly his devotion to discipline in routine in order to keep his sanity.
  • The Story – Will Smith, director Francis Lawrence, producer-screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and novelist Richard Matheson discuss the roots of the film, as well as the story and its relevance.
  • Will Smith in Action – As a man in action, we get to see the humor and kindness of actor Will Smith when cameras are not rolling.
  • That Scary Place Inside All of Us – Will Smith and producer-screenwriter Akiva Goldsman discuss he complexity of the story and the Robert Neville character’s ragged psyche.
  • Shooting on the Intrepid – Faced with isolation, this NYC landmark was a perfect location against the city skyline.
  • NYC Gone Back to Nature – Will Smith, director Francis Lawrence and others focus on the challenges of making a city of over eight million look deserted.
  • Will’s Physical Training – Will Smith and trainer Darrell Foster discuss the physical training Will undertook for the role of Robert Neville.
  • Creating the Dark Seekers – Producer-screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and novelist Richard Matheson discuss the development of the film’s virus-infected creatures.
  • Evacuation, Part 1: Family Convoy – Military coordinator Sam Glen and Second Unit director Vic Armstrong discuss shooting the evacuation sequence.
  • Evacuation, Part 2: Military Cooperation – Producer-screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and others discuss the enormous amount of cooperation provided to the production by the U.S. Military in the evacuation sequence.
  • Building the Pier – Director Francis Lawrence and others explain the significance of building a pier in New York’s East River.
  • Canine Co-Star – Animal coordinator Steve Berens and his star dog Abby share some of her secrets for the training on this film.
  • Quiet Imagination – Will Smith talks about his growth as an actor and what was required from his performance.
  • Closing Down Fifth Avenue – Unique challenges to shut down one of New York’s busiest streets.
  • Evacuation, Part 3: Choppers – Skilled chopper pilots played a key role to deliver dramatic footage.
  • The Conflicts of Isolation – Will Smith and producer-screenwriter Akiva Goldsman discuss the psychology of the character of Robert Neville, who believes he is the last man on earth.
  • Trusting the Unknown – A profile of the characters Anna and Ethan, as played by Alice Braga and Charlie Tahan, and the significance of their roles in this film.
  • The Creatures Break In – Preparing Robert Neville’s home for the attack of the Dark Seekers.
  • Neville’s Weapons – The balance between protection and the reality of his environment played a role in the weapons used by Robert Neville.

    Animated Comics
  • Death as a Gift - Jinghua Xu, immune from the virus and the last survivor in Hong Kong, struggles with the reality of living in a world decimated by the infected.
  • Isolation - Abandoned by his country, John Edward Lard is left to die in a maximum security prison while all other inmates are transferred to a more secure facility.
  • Sacrificing the Few for the Many - In a Central American jungle, two seemingly unaffected children witness the slaughter of aid workers and the destruction of a sick camp by an unknown military operation.
  • Shelter - A father’s agonizing choice to keep his infected daughter locked outside a refuge proves useless as the shelter walls are ultimately breached by the sick.

Disc 2 (Alternate Version)
  • Includes Digital Copy
  • The Making of I Am Legend (SD)
  • I Am Legend: The Making of Shots
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Francis Lawrence and Akiva Goldsman (SD)

As we don't have a shot showing the contents of the Blu-ray set, I've included the DVD 'open' packshot below as the content is basically the same...

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