Original ‘Day the Earth Stood Still’ gets Special Edition
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that the original 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still will be released in a special edition on December 2 just before the remake opens December 12.
The studio will release a two-disc special edition in addition to a Blu-ray version.,
Directed by two-time Academy Award-winning director Robert Wise (The Sound of Music, West Side Story) and starring Oscar-winner Patricia Neal (Hud) and Michael Rennie (Les Miserables), this classic story of hope and peace is widely acclaimed as one of the most influential and thought-provoking science-fiction films of all time.
The Day The Earth Stood Still Special Edition Blu-ray Disc will be available for $34.99 U.S. / $37.99 Canada and the two-disc DVD will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S. / $21.98 Canada.
Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The Day The Earth Stood Still Special Edition BD release will be authored in BD-Java with AVC (MPEG 4) compression on a single-layer 25 GB disc presented in full screen format (1.33:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and Spanish/French 5.1 Dolby Digital audio with English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and French subtitles. The Day The Earth Stood Still Special Edition BD includes the following special features:
• New & Exclusive To BD: Interactive Thermin: Create Your Own Score
• New & Exclusive To BD: Gort Command: Interactive Game
• Commentary by Robert Wise and Nicolas Meyer
• New: Commentary by Film & Music Historians John Morgan, Steven Smith, William Stromberg and Nick Redman
• New: Isolated Score Track
• New: The Mysterious, Melodious Theremin
• New: The Day The Earth Stood Still Main Title Live Performance By Peter Pringle
• New: The Making of The Day the Earth Stood Still
• New: Decoding “Klaatu, Barada, Nikto”: Science Fiction as Metaphor Featurette
• New: A Brief History of Flying Saucers Featurette
• New: The Astounding Harry Bates Featurette
• New: Edmund North: The Man Who Made the Earth Stand Still Featurette
• New To Disc: Race To Oblivion: A Documentary Short Written And Produced By Edmund North
• New To Disc: Farewell To The Master: A Reading By Jamieson K. Price Of The Original Harry Bates Short Story
• New: Interactive Pressbook
• Fox Movietonews from 1951
• Theatrical Trailer
• Advertising Gallery
• Behind-The Scenes Gallery
• Portrait Gallery
• Production Gallery
• Spaceship Construction Blueprints
• Shooting Script
The Day The Earth Stood Still Special Edition DVD is presented in full screen format (1.33:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish and French Mono, plus English and Spanish subtitles. The Day The Earth Stood Still Special Edition DVD includes all of the above bonus features, with the exception of the two noted BD exclusives.