Fox to Unleash 'Day the Earth Stood Still' on Blu-ray

Posted Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Fox Home Entertainment has announced its latest Blu-ray/DVD combo release, setting a late-March date for 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.'

The big-budget remake of the sci-fi classic performed only moderately at the holiday box office, earning $90 million domestically.

Due for release as a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo, Fox will debut 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' on Blu-ray March 31 (day-and-date with the standard DVD).

Tech specs will see the Blu-ray platter boasting 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround.

Among the extensive extras is audio commentary with director David Scarpa, four featurettes ("Re-Imagining 'The Day,'" "Unleashing Gort," "Watching The Skies: In Search Of Extraterrestrial Life," "The Day The Earth Was 'Green'"), deleted scenes, and three still galleries.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray is the Bonus View "Klaatu's Unseen Artifacts" picture-in-picture, and a "Build Your Own Gort" BD-Java game.

Also included in the three-disc set is a DVD version of the film, as well as Digital Copy compatible with PCs, PSP and iTunes.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.99.

You'll find the latest specs for 'The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 31.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (Blu-ray)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) (Blu-ray)
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