Posted Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM PST by Peter Bracke
Fox has officially announced 'Alien vs. Predator: Requiem' for Blu-ray this April, promising a fully-loaded special edition.
As we've previously reported, Fox recently alerted retailers to an April 15 arrival for 'Requiem,' the latest in the bloodily lucrative 'AvP' franchise. Now they've officially confirmed the date and unleashed full specs, which include the feature film presented in both Unrated and original R-rated theatrical versions, plus an extensive spate of bonus features.
Extras shared between the Blu-ray and the day-and-date standard DVD release include two audio commentaries (the first with directors Colin and Greg Strause and producer John Davis, and the second with creature effects designers/creators Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis), five making-of featurettes ( "Prepare for War: The Making of AVP-R," "Fight to the Finish: The Making of AVP-R," "AVP-R: The Nightmare Returns – Creating the Aliens," "Crossbreed: The PredAlien," "Building the Predator Homeworld"), seven still Galleries ("Designing the Predator," "Designing the Alien." "Designing the PredAlien," "On Set: The Rooftop," "On Set: The Sewer," "On Set: The Hive," "On Set: Cast & Crew"), theatrical trailers, and a digital copy of the film for use on portable devices. (Note that all bonus features will be presented in full HD on the Blu-ray.)
Exclusive to the high-def version will be "Weyland-Yutani Archives," a picture-in-picture "reference guide" which allows viewers access into the movie-based corporation's top-secret computer mainframe to discover information on all things AvP.
Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a BD-50 dual-layer disc featuring 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track (at 48kHz/24-bit), plus Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and subtitle options in English, French and Spanish.
Finally, Fox has issued the final box art for 'AvP: Requiem':
Suggested retail for the Blu-ray is $39.98.
Note that a Collector's Edition reissue of the original 'Alien vs Predator' has also been reported for Blu-ray release on April 15; asked to confirm those reports this morning, a Fox rep said they were "not true."
You'll find disc details for 'Alien vs. Predator: Requiem' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 15
We've also set up a dedicated thread for Fox's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Alien vs. Predator: Requiem' Blu-ray release.
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