'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 01:00 PM PDT by

The blockbuster sci-fi prequel comes to Blu-ray in December!

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox will be bringing 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' to Blu-ray on December 13.

From the Oscar-winning® visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of 'Avatar' and 'Lord of the Rings' comes revolutionary new ground - a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

James Franco ('127 Hours') stars as Will Rodman, a neuroscientist living in San Francisco trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing on chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence. After a test subject’s baby, Caesar, is orphaned, Will decides to raise him at home on his own with his Alzheimer-stricken father (John Lithgow; “Dexter”). What begins simply as a continuation of his experiment quickly turns into a problem for Will, as Caesar is taken away from him and forced to live in a primate facility. As Caesar’s intelligence continues to grow, he begins to stake his claim as the leader of his new primate counterparts, which will ultimately lead to the 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes.'

Directed by Rupert Wyatt ('The Escapist'), this special effects blockbuster features fantastic supporting performances from Freida Pinto ('Slumdog Millionaire'), Brian Cox ('Red'), Tom Felton ('Harry Potter' films) and Andy Serkis ('The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy) in a ground-breaking performance.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements include: Pre-vis for The Future; Capturing Caesar – Script to Screen; Studying the Genius of Andy Serkis; Multi-Angle: Rocket Cookie Scene; A New Generation of Apes; Breaking Motion Capture Boundaries; Breaking New Sound Barriers: The Music and Sound Design of Rise of the Planet of the Apes; Ape Facts (Chimpanzee, Gorilla, and Orangutan); Audio Commentary by Director Rupert Wyatt; Audio Commentary by Writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver; Character Concept Art Gallery; Deleted Scenes; Three Theatrical Trailers; and a Digital Copy.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray set is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 13.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray)
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