COWBOYS & ALIENS on Blu-ray
Arriving in stores December 6th...
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Director Jon Favreau's COWBOYS & ALIENS is heading to Blu-ray. Arriving in stores December 6th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the Blu-ray Combo Pack edition of Cowboys & Aliens bring all of the thrills and fun home with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound and includes a never-before-seen extended version of the movie, over two hours of exclusive bonus features, and a DVD and digital copy of the film that can be viewed anywher.
The Blu-ray also boasts an upgraded version of Universal's Second Screen - a new technology that enhances the viewing experience by allowing viewers to simultaneously control and interact with the film and bonus material on a WiFi-connected tablet or computer as the movie plays on the television screen. The new Flick View Feature will allow fans to interact even more with the movie and be able to move content from their tablet to their TV screen.
Cowboys & Aliens is also available on DVD, digital download and On Demand.
· IGNITING THE SKY: THE MAKING OF COWBOYS & ALIENS - A comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at the production that invites viewers on set to meet the filmmakers and cast as they create this film. In revealing conversations, Jon Favreau, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, as well as stars Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde, share their insights about the movie. Also featured are visual-effects powerhouses Legacy Effects and ILM, which join forces once again to push the technological envelope beyond anything ever seen before on screen. It includes:
o FINDING THE STORY - Cowboys & Aliens, based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, has been in development for over a decade. Filmmakers, writers and cast explain why this particular team of Hollywood heavyweights hit the right note to bring this to the big screen.
o THE SCOPE OF THE SPECTACLE - A look at the team behind the camera for the film’s massive New Mexico shoot, as the stars ride horses, shoot guns, jump from explosions, and get yanked 80 feet in the air! Director Jon Favreau stages unforgettable action set-pieces as cameras capture every moment, while legendary stuntman and Cowboys & Aliens’ second unit director Terry Leonard brings a lifetime of experience to the big-screen stunts, from legendary moments in John Wayne classics to doubling for Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
o OUTER-SPACE ICON - Take a closer look at the creation of the alien design from Legacy Effects and Industrial Light and Magic.
And exclusive to Blu-ray these additional segments:
o A CALL TO ACTION - A profile of prolific actor, writer and director Jon Favreau featuring on-set video diaries shot throughout the production.
o ABSOLUTION - A look at the practical re-creation of a dusty Old West mining town, the town's inhabitants and the ensemble of actors who portray them, as well as an exclusive look at the film's meticulous production and costume designs.
· CONVERSATIONS WITH JON FAVREAU – Jon Favreau hosts candid interviews with cast and crew, including: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Damon Lindelof.
· FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR JON FAVREAU
ADDITIONAL FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY:
· U-CONTROL: Universal's exclusive feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie.
· BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content, and more.
· pocket BLU App: The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad, Android tablets, PC, and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices' larger screens and high resolution displays.
. Flick View: Interact with the movie, move content from the Tablet to the TV screen, and compare storyboards, animatics, and other executing content by “Flicking” them from on their tablet to their TV screen, simply by gesturing their fingers upwards on their tablets.
. Scene Explorer: Viewers select various progressions of the same scene including storyboards, pre-visualizations and behind-the-scenes.
. Behind the Scenes: Viewers get an all access look at the making of the film featuring interviews with cast and crew.
. Storyboards: Viewers will be able to take a closer look at the storyboards created for some of the amazing sequences in the film.
. 3D Models: Viewers can take a look at the aliens and otherworldly gadgets in Cowboys & Aliens by the touch or swipe of their fingers. You can move the models in a 360 degree view, get tech specs and more.
Source: Edited Universal Studios Home Entertainment PR