Later this week, thousands will descend upon San Diego for the city’s annual Comic-Con International convention. In the beginning (ahem, 1970) it was a three-day convention where fans of comic books and science-fiction/fantasy congregated together and interacted with such luminaries as Ray Bradbury and Jack Kirby. Over the decades it has grown beyond its comic-book roots to be a Hollywood launching pad for upcoming productions (see Django Unchained, World War Z, and of course Marvel’s Cinematic Universe).
Outside of panel discussions, early teasers and film clips, studios have upped the ante by allowing visitors to get some home video exclusives when pre-ordering titles set to arrive in the fall. 20th Century Fox is no exception. In an official press release, the studio revealed that attendees would be the first to see the official packaging and design for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, complete series collections of Sons of Anarchy and How I Met Your Mother, and many more.
● PLANET OF THE APES: CAESAR’S WARRIOR COLLECTION
○ Be the first to pre-order this 4-disc limited-edition collection at a special Comic-Con price featuring RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD packaged in a fiercely lifelike replica bust of Caesar wearing his tribal war paint. Designed by WETA, the special effects masters responsible for bringing Caesar to life on film, this must-own collection also includes an all-new 32-page booklet “Planet of the Apes: Building an Icon” that explores WETA’s creation of the Caesar replica, four battle-ready ape collectible character cards and hours of special features. Available this Holiday season.
● THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
○ Get your SDCC exclusive collectible mini-poster when you pre-order THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Blu-ray.
● SONS OF ANARCHY THE COLLECTOR SET
○ Catch up on the complete F/X series with a special branded lanyard containing video clips from all seasons and pre-order the complete series box set featured in a customized recreation of the iconic SAMCRO clubhouse table.
● HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: THE WHOLE STORY
○ Pre-order the whole story at Comic-Con and receive a collectible poster replica of the print Josh Radnor commissioned for the cast and crew of “How I Met Your Mother” in celebration of the series finale featuring call backs and references to all nine seasons of the show.
● 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY
○ Fans that pre-order Jack Bauer’s latest adventure will receive the collectible comic “24: Underground” from IDW publishing
● AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN
○ Celebrate the Emmy® nominated mini-series release of the F/X horror anthology with your very own Voodoo Doll from Marie Laveau when you pre-order.
● FARGO SEASON ONE
○ Pre-order the FX hit mini-series that received 18 Emmy® nominations and get an exclusive Fargo knit beanie while supplied last
● FOX & MGM COMIC-CON 2014 EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY PACKAGING
○ Each title includes a matching and numbered limited edition lithograph
○ Sci-Fi: ALIEN, THE FLY (1958) and ROBOCOP (1987)
○ Comedy Classics: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and THE PRINCESS BRIDE
○ Cult: FIGHT CLUB, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS and EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
● THE TERMINATOR
○ Purchase the Blu-ray in honor of the 30th anniversary of this iconic film and receive an exclusive La Boca-designed poster.
● MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN
○ Unleash the fun and pick up a limited pop vinyl figurine of Mr. Peabody or Sherman when you pre-order this hilarious comedy-adventure from DreamWorks Animation.
● HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
○ Get the official SDCC 2014 edition “Toothless” battle figurine available for purchase; pre-order DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 and receive the collectible “Toothless” battle figurine as a gift with purchase.
Tags: 24: Just Another Day, Alien, Dawn of the Planet of the APes, Fargo, Fox, RoboCop, Sons of Anarchy, The Fault in Our Stars