In an early announcement to retailers, Fox Home Entertainment says Rise of the Planet of the Apes will make its debut on Blu-ray, DVD, and as a digital download on December 13th in North America. Internationally, the film will arrive a week earlier on December 7th.
James Franco may be billed as the headlining star, but it is the digital effects by WETA Digital, the team behind The Lord of the Rings and Avatar that is most remembered. The combination of Andy Serkis’ brilliant motion-captured performance and the look of the CGI ape is extraordinary and shows how much technology has advanced in the period from Rings to now.
Traditionally, August is a month where studios release something hoping to catch fire. Rise of the Planet of the Apes did to the tune of $423 million worldwide. If you missed it, the filmmakers and Fox Home Entertainment have included plenty of supplemental material to sweeten the deal on Blu-ray.
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Blu-ray + Digital Copy (North America release)
● Feature Film
● Deleted Scenes
o Alpha Gets Shot
o Will’s Meeting with Lab Assistants
o Will Discovers Caesar Has Solved Puzzles
o Caesar Plays with Bicycle
o Caesar Questions His Identity
o Caesar Bites Off Neighbors Finger
o Will Ignores the Risks of an Airborne Mutated Virus
o Rodney Gives Caesar a Cookie
o Rocket Gets Hosed by Dodge
o Caesar Destroys the Lab and Koba’s Attempted Revenge on Jacobs
o Caesar Pushes Helicopter
o Koba with Shotgun
● Pre-vis for The Future
● Capturing Caesar – Script to Screen
● Studying the Genius of Andy Serkis
● Multi-Angle: Rocket Cookie Scene
● A New Generation of Apes
● Breaking Motion Capture Boundaries
● Breaking New Sound Barriers: The Music and Sound Design of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
● Ape Facts
● Audio Commentary by Director Rupert Wyatt
● Audio Commentary by Writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
● Character Concept Art Gallery
● Three Theatrical Trailers
Travis Leamons is one of the Inside Pulse Originals and currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Inside Pulse Movies. He's told that the position is his until he's dead or if "The Boss" can find somebody better. I expect the best and I give the best. Here's the beer. Here's the entertainment. Now have fun. That's an order!
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