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CS Video: Behind the Scenes of Battleship on Blu-ray

Source: Silas Lesnick
August 27, 2012

This Tuesday, Universal Pictures' Battleship arrives on DVD and Blu-ray. The Peter Berg film stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson and grossed over $302 million worldwide.

Based on the classic Hasbro board game, Battleship finds North Pacific naval officers of both American and Japanese vessels teaming to become the last defense against an alien invasion.

ComingSoon.net traveled to the San Francisco's legendary effects house, Industrial Light & Magic, to go behind the scenes of the sci-fi action-adventure. In the players below, you can check out interviews with Animation Supervisor Glen McIntosh, CG Supervisor Willi Geiger and VFX Supervisors Grady Cofer and Pablo Helman as well as three clips from the Blu-ray's behind-the-scenes featurettes (Check out the full listing of special features at the bottom of the page).

Battleship hits stores on August 28th and is also available digitally via Amazon Instant Video.


Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-ray

· Alternate Ending Pre-visualization with commentary by Peter Berg
· The Visual Effects of Battleship – From ground-breaking water-simulation programs to cutting-edge motion capture, see how the team at Industrial Light & Magic pushes the boundaries of visual effects to bring the aliens to life.
· All Access with Director Peter Berg – Join director Peter Berg as he gives fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
· USS Missouri VIP Tour – Come aboard the historic “Mighty Mo” for an exclusive tour with director Peter Berg and actual Navy veterans as they reveal some of the coolest facts and amazing action that has graced the decks of this legendary ship.
· Commander Pete – Watch as director Peter Berg energizes the cast and crew with his endless enthusiasm and relentless good humor.
· And with UNIVERSAL'S SECOND SCREEN, viewers canenjoy an innovative and interactive viewing experience, that allows them tocontrol, interact and explore Battleship with groundbreaking features right on a networked tablet or computer, in synchronization with the movie on the television screen! While the movie plays, experience features such as:
o Alien Tech 3D Model Turntable Explosions: During the movie, 3D models of the aliens and the shredder become available to the user to view at various angles. For instance, as the user turns the Regent Alien, the armor flies off in parts and then re-assembles. (Exclusive to Second Screen.)
o All Access with Director Peter Berg: Viewers get an all access look at the making of the film featuring interviews with cast and crew.
o Flick View: Interact with the movie, move content from the Tablet to the TV screen, and compare storyboards, animatics, and other executing content by “Flicking” them from on their tablet to their TV screen, simply by gesturing their fingers upwards on their tablets.
· UltraViolet: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States only.
· Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and more!
· pocket BLU App: The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of thedevices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
· Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
· Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
· Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
· Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
· Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
· BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

Bonus Features on Both the Blu-ray and DVD

· Preparing for Battle – Hear how Hollywood teamed up with the US Navy to transform a beloved board game into a big-screen blockbuster.
· All Hands on Deck: The Cast – Witness the actors getting into the military mindset and Navy veterans having their time in the spotlight in this salute to the people at the heart of the story.
·Engage in Battle
o Shooting at Sea – Experience thecrew taking on the daunting challenge of shooting on the open ocean on their“soundstage at sea.”
o All Aboard the Fleet – Cast and crew members share their experiences shooting on the ships, particularly the historic USS Missouri.





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