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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (R1/US BD) in April

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of The Day the Earth Stood Still on 7th April 2009. In this remake, Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to exterminate the human race before the planet succumbs to impending disaster. When the government responds with hostile force, the fate of humanity lies with a young scientist (Jennifer Connelly) who must embark on a high-stakes mission to convince the entity that mankind is worth saving...

The Day the Earth Stood Still is available on standard edition DVD ($29.98 SRP) and Special Edition DVD ($34.98 SRP) and Blu-ray Disc ($39.99 SRP). All editions will – for a limited time only – include the 1951 version of the film.

Standard 2-Disc DVD - Essentially a barebones release, the film is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with English DD5.1 Surround audio, French and Spanish Dolby Surround audio and English, French and Spanish subtitles. Packaged with the 1951 version of the film.

3-Disc Special Edition DVD - Includes the remake with extras plus a digital copy of the remake and the 1951 version of the film on the third disc. Features include:

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish Dolby Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Re-Imagining “The Day” Featurette
  • Unleashing Gort Featurette
  • Watching The Skies: In Search Of Extraterrestrial Life Featurette
  • The Day The Earth Was “Green” Featurette
  • Commentary By Writer David Scarpa
  • Still Galleries:
    • Concept Art
    • Storyboards
    • Production Photos
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still Digital Copy for portable media players

3-Disc Blu-ray Disc - The same configuration as the 3-Disc DVD release, the Blu-ray also offers some exclusive extras. Features include:
  • 1080P 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified) and Korean subtitles
  • Klaatu’s Unseen Artifacts: The Day The Earth Stood Still Picture-In-Picture Track
  • “Build Your Own GORT,” BD-Java Game
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Re-Imagining “The Day” Featurette
  • Unleashing Gort Featurette
  • Watching The Skies: In Search Of Extraterrestrial Life Featurette
  • The Day The Earth Was “Green” Featurette
  • Commentary By Writer David Scarpa
  • Still Galleries:
    • Concept Art
    • Storyboards
    • Production Photos
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still Digital Copy for portable media players

There is no word on specs for the 1951 version of the film, which was recently released as a Special Edition on DVD and Blu-ray. It is also not known if the Blu-ray Disc release will include the 1951 version on a DVD or Blu-ray (though we suspect it’ll be DVD, as giving away a $35 SRP Blu-ray just doesn’t seem like something Fox would do!).



Last updated: 15/05/2018 09:56:30

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