The Day the Earth Stood Still (Blu-ray, 3-Disc Set, Includes Digital Copy, Widescreen, Pan & Scan)

Closed Capationed Starring: Keanu Reeves & Jennifer Connelly Director: Scott Derrickson  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • 3-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC

Disc 1: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (2008)

  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.40
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: Writer David Scarpa
    • Trailers: X-FILES Franchise, AUSTRALIA, TAKEN, BEHIND ENMY LINES: COLOMBIA, WOLVERINE, NOTORIOUS, JAMES BOND: QUANTUM OF SOLACE, S. DARKO, Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. Re-Imagining "The Day"
      2. Unleashing Gort
      3. Watching the Skies: In Search of Extraterrestrial Life
      4. The Day the Earth was "Green"
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Games: “Build Your Own GORT” BD-Java Game
    • Klaatu's Unseen Artifacts: The Day The Earth Stood Still Picture-In-Picture Track
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos:
      1. Concept Art
      2. Storyboards
      3. Production Photos

Disc 2: Digital Copy

Disc 3: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)

  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1, Mono - English
    • Mono - French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 12/12/2008
"Mr. Reeves's deadpan basso and permanently perplexed features make him an ideal Klaatu, as the space visitor is called."
Los Angeles Times - 12/12/2008
"This contemporary remake of the science-fiction classic knew what it was doing when it cast Keanu Reeves in, the movies' greatest stone face since Buster Keaton, as a perplexed alien....[An] enjoyable updating..."
Empire - 02/01/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Reeve's] performance here is subtle to the point that you might miss it altogether, yet it's perfectly calibrated....There is real tension..."
Total Film - 02/01/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Keanu Reeves] looks weird, displaced, a true alien among us....A pleasing strangeness colours the first half..."

Product Description:

A remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic of the same name, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL follows astrobiologist Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) as she is unceremoniously plucked from her everyday life with her stepson (Jaden Smith), and whisked away to consult the government on a top-secret matter. That matter happens to be the arrival of a massive glowing sphere in Central Park, accompanied by a towering robot-like protector dubbed Gort and an alien ambassador named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), who takes up human form to communicate with the people of Earth. When Klaatu finds himself faced with hawkish, uncompromising officials, he goes on the run with Benson and her son as the fate of the world gradually becomes clear.

Directed by Scott Derrickson (THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE), this reimagining of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is fairly reverent to the original film, while adding a number of 21st-century elements, most notably a darker tone embodied by a more threatening Gort and the chilly, contemplative Klaatu, who is portrayed with pitch-perfect remove by Reeves. While the film--and the fate of humanity--rests on Reeves's shoulders, the cast is impressively filled out by Connelly and Smith, along with Kathy Bates, John Cleese, and familiar TV actors Jon Hamm (MAD MEN) and Kyle Chandler (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS). Derrickson also tempers excellent special effects with a bleak color palette and plenty of existential turmoil, making this EARTH a thoughtful and fascinatingly moody blockbuster.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Alien Encounters | Alien Life Forms | Aliens | Remake | Science-Fiction | Science-Fiction | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 126,821
  • UPC: 024543569800
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