Disc News: War of the Worlds Invading Blu-ray

Coming June 1st, Blu-ray connoisseurs can expect the high-definition release of War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins. The release will be presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital along with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

All features that were found on the two-disc special edition DVD release will be ported over and, with the exception of the theatrical teaser trailer, will be presented in standard defintion. Supplemental material runs upwards of two hours and includes eight featurettes (“Revisiting the Invasion”; “The H.G. Wells Legacy”; “Steven Spielberg and the Original War of the Worlds”; “Characters: The Family Unit”; “Previsualization”; “Designing the Enemy: Tripods and Aliens”; “Scoring War of the Worlds”; and “We Are Not Alone”), a five-part Production Diary and four Photo Galleries.

Pricing for the Blu-ray is set at $39.99, but should be available in stores for $25 – $28.

SYNOPSIS: War of the Worlds stars Tom Cruise as Ray Ferrier, a father who is desperately trying to protect his teenage son (Justin Chatwin) and 10-year-old daughter (Dakota Fanning) from the relentless alien onslaught that is destroying everything in its path. Fueled by the desire to reunite the children with their mother, Ray battles to shepherd his family from New Jersey to Boston, all the while fending off the mysterious and deadly aliens.

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