Posted Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The science fiction blockbuster starring Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, and Anne Hathaway is bound for Blu-ray in March.
As previously reported, Paramount is set to release 'Interstellar' on Blu-ray on March 31.
In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.
The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: The Science of Interstellar—Extended cut of the broadcast special; Plotting an Interstellar Journey—Discusses the film's origins, influences and narrative designs; Life on Cooper's Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie; The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, and clean up after, a catastrophic dust storm; TARS and CASE—Designing and building these unique characters and how they were brought to life on set and in the film; Cosmic Sounds—The concepts, process, and recording of Hans Zimmer's unforgettable score; The Space Suits—A look at the design and build of the suits and helmets, and what it was like to wear them; The Endurance—Explore this massive set with a guided tour by production designer Nathan Crowley; Shooting in Iceland: Miller's Planet/Mann's Planet—Travel with the cast and crew to Iceland and see the challenges they faced in creating two vastly different worlds in one country; The Ranger and the Lander—A look at the other two spaceships in the film; Miniatures in Space—Marvel at the large-scale models used in the explosive docking sequence; The Simulation of Zero-G—Discover the various methods that the filmmakers used to create a zero gravity environment; Celestial Landmarks—Explore how the filmmakers used practical special effects informed by real scientific equations to give the illusion of real space travel for both the actors and the audience; Across All Dimensions and Time—A look at the concept and design of the Tesseract, which incorporated a practical set rather than a green screen; Final Thoughts—The cast and crew reflect back on their Interstellar experience; and Theatrical Trailers.
For a limited time, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will also include an authentic, collectible Interstellar film cell from an original 70MM IMAX print of the film.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Interstellar' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under March 31.
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