'After Earth' Sets a Course for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The action-packed sci-fi adventure from M. Night Shyamalan will crash land on Blu-ray in October.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony is preparing 'After Earth' for Blu-ray on October 8.

A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another, if they want any chance of returning home.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include: "A Father's Legacy" featurette – Will and Jaden Smith on and off screen; "1,000 Years in 300 Seconds" featurette – On Location with the Cast; "The Nature of the Future" featurette – A look at the landscapes and creatures of the film; and XPRIZE After Earth Robotics Challenge winning video – The reveal of the winning team's video, with an introduction by Jaden Smith as Kitai Raige.

Blu-ray exclusives include: A Never-Before-Seen Version of the Film's Opening Sequence; "Building a World" featurette – A glimpse into the creation of the After Earth universe; "Pre-Visualizing the Future" featurette – A next-generation approach to action sequences; and "The Animatics of After Earth" featurette – Never-before-seen storyboards and animatics.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $40.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'After Earth' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 8.

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After Earth (Blu-ray)
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