The Day The Earth Stood Still to get Special Edition Treatment

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If you’re a hardcore Sci-fi or Movie fan, mark Dec. 2 on your calenders. 21st Cen. Fox will be releasing a two disc DVD/single Disc Blu-Ray Special Edition of the 1951 classic, The Day The Earth Stood Still. Here is what will be on the discs reported by DVD Town
Two Disc Special Edition DVD ($19.98)

  • Disc 1:
  • Commentary by Robert Wise and Nicolas Meyer
  • Commentary by Film & Music Historians John Morgan, Steven Smith, William Stromberg & Nick Redman
  • Isolated Score Track
  • Disc 2:
  • The Making of The Day The Earth Stood Still
  • Decoding “Klaatu, Barada, Nikto” (Science Fiction as Metaphor)
  • A Brief History of Flying Saucers
  • Edmund North: The Man Who Made the Earth Stand Still
  • The Astounding Harry Bates
  • Farewell to the Master: an Audio Presentation of the original short story
  • 1951 Fox Movietone News (featuring the film’s premiere)
  • Restoration Comparison
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Galleries
  • Sneak Peek of the new film!

Blu-Ray Spec. Edition ($34.99)

  • Audio Commentary by director Robert Wise and Nicolas Meyer
  • Audio Commentary by film & music historians John Morgan, Steven Smith, William Stromberg & Nick Redman
  • Isolated Score Track in DTS-HD MA 5.1
  • The Making of The Day The Earth Stood Still
  • Decoding “Klaatu, Barada, Nikto” (Science Fiction as Metaphor)
  • A Brief History of Flying Saucers
  • Edmund North: The Man Who Made The Earth Stand Still
  • The Astounding Harry Bates
  • Farewell to the Master: an Audio Presentation of the original short story
  • 1951 Fox Movietone News (featuring the film’s premiere)
  • Restoration Comparison
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Shooting Script
  • Construction Blue Prints for the ship
  • US & UK Pressbooks
  • Posters, Lobby Cards, Spaceship Model and Gort
  • Behind-the-Scenes
  • Blu-ray Disc Promo trailer
  • BD-J Interactive Feature
  • TBD D-Box (capable)
  • BD-Live Portal
  • Sneak Peek of the new film!

DVD Collector’s notes:

Holy Crap! FOX has gone all….out! There is carry over from the older DVD of this movie. Sometimes carry over is sometimes uncool because whenever there’s a reissue, the DVD pubishers usually repackage the old DVD with meager new features and trick people into getting the reissue. Fox delivers new stuff in spades. Even dual commentaries is a good sell.

An audio reading plus a small docu on the the original story’s author is possibly the cherry on top of this wonderful sundae. I’m really jelious of Blu-Ray owners right now, because they get the blueprints and shooting scripts! Insane! This is the kind of job that makes people want to buy Blu-Ray. My only concern is the mini documentaries run time. If it’s under 15 mins, I can see that as a bit of a downer. Other then that, I’m drooling right now.

If you ever want to start collecting, this is where you start! Buy This Movie!

Source: DVD Town

GS Reporter: Royal

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