The Day the Earth Stood Still on Blu-ray and DVD Apr. 7

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, will hit Blu-ray Disc and DVD on April 7th. The full specs:

Experience non-stop thrills, high-stakes action and mind-blowing special effects as mankind faces the fear of total annihilation when THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL arrives on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD April 7 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. And for a limited time, both the BD and DVD versions of the film are packaged with a copy of the 1951 classic that influenced generations of sci-fi enthusiasts, authors and filmmakers.

A contemporary reinvention of the original, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is an intense and electrifying drama centering on an imminent global catastrophe and one outsider’s determination to stop it. The action-packed thrill ride stars Keanu Reeves (Street Kings, The Matrix franchise) as Klaatu, a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to exterminate the human race before the planet succumbs to impending disaster. When the government responds with hostile force, the fate of humanity lies with a young scientist (Academy Award® winner* Jennifer Connelly; Blood Diamond, A Beautiful Mind) who must embark on a high-stakes mission to convince the entity that mankind is worth saving… before it is too late.

In addition to astonishing special effects – including the molecular destruction of Shea Stadium – THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL also features gripping performances from an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award® winner** Kathy Bates (Misery), Jaden Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness), John Cleese (Die Another Day), Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) and Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”).

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Special Edition Blu-ray Disc and DVD, both with Digital Copy, are three-disc sets that include the 1951 version of the film, which was widely acclaimed as one of the most thought-provoking science-fiction films of all time. Both the BD and DVD are highlighted by out-of-this-world bonus features including deleted scenes, featurettes, picture-in-picture commentary, a “Build Your Own Gort” feature (BD-exclusive) and more. A two-disc version of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is also available on DVD, featuring both 2008 and 1951 versions of the film.

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL three-disc Special Edition BD with Digital Copy will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada; the Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada.

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL two-disc DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada. Prebook is March 11.

* 2002: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (A Beautiful Mind)

**1991: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Misery)

BLU-RAY DISC & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

Two-Disc DVD Features:

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL two-disc DVD is presented in widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound and Spanish and French Dolby Surround with English, Spanish and French subtitles. Packaged with the original 1951 version of the film.

Special Edition Three-Disc DVD Features:

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL special edition DVD is presented in widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound and Spanish and French Dolby Surround with English, Spanish and French subtitles. Packaged with the original 1951 version of the film.

Bonus features include:

· Deleted Scenes

· Re-Imagining “The Day” Featurette

· Unleashing Gort Featurette

· Watching The Skies: In Search Of Extraterrestrial Life Featurette

· The Day The Earth Was “Green” Featurette

· Commentary By Writer David Scarpa

· Still Galleries

o Concept Art

o Storyboards

o Production Photos

· The Day The Earth Stood Still Digital Copy for portable media players

Special Edition Blu-ray Three-Disc Features:

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL BD is presented in widescreen format (2.45:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Cantonese Korean and Mandarin subtitles. Packaged with the original 1951 version of the film.

Bonus features include those above plus the following:

· Klaatu’s Unseen Artifacts: The Day The Earth Stood Still Picture-In-Picture Track

· “Build Your Own GORT,” BD-Java Game

Synopsis:

Epic action and mind-blowing effects rock the planet in this thrilling reinvention of the sci-fi classic, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an otherworldly being whose arrival on Earth triggers an unstoppable series of events that threaten all of mankind. In a desperate attempt to save humanity, governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor’s appearance. When a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson find themselves embroiled in the alien’s plan, they become the world’s only hope to stave off apocalyptic annihilation.

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
Street Date: April 7, 2009
Prebook Date: March 11, 2009
Price: $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada (Two-Disc DVD)
$34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada (Three-Disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy)
$39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada (Three-Disc BD with Digital Copy)
Catalog Number: 2256968 (Two-Disc DVD)
2256966 (Three-Disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy)
2256980 (Three-Disc Special Edition BD with Digital Copy)
U.S. Rating: PG-13
Total Run Time: 105 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

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