Universal Announces Battleship Blu-ray

Summer popcorn movie comes to Blu-ray before the end of summer.

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will give Battleship a Blu-ray release on August 28.

Official specs are not known at this time, but the Blu-ray will come as a combo pack with DVD, digital copy, and UltraViolet included.

Blu-ray Exclusives

  • 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:

  • 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.)

Bonus Features on Both the Blu-rayTM 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 the crew 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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