20th Century Fox has shed some light on the details for the 1958 remake of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL which is set to release on March 31, 2009. The remake didn’t captivate fans of the old film and this caused mixed reviews. Personally I haven’t seen the old film, but enjoyed the remake, Keanu Reeves fits the character perfectly it’s his type of role. Anyways to make this short here’s some more details on the release.
Brought to you in full 1080p with the following audio tracks:
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
The 3-disc special edition Blu-ray will include:
• Commentary by Writer David Scarpa
• Deleted Scenes
• – Re-Imagining “The Day”
• – Unleashing Gort
• – Watching the Skies: In Search of Extraterrestrial Life
• – The Day the Earth was “Green”
• Concept Art
• Production Photos
• Theatrical Trailer
• Build Your Own GORT BD-Java Game (Blu-ray exclusive)
• Klaatu’s Unseen Artifacts: The Day the Earth Stood Still Picture-in-Picture Track (Blu-ray exclusive)
• Digital Copy
As an added bonus, both DVD and Blu-ray editions will also include the original The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).
A remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic of the same name, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL follows astrobiologist Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) as she is unceremoniously plucked from her everyday life with her stepson (Jaden Smith), and whisked away to consult the government on a top-secret matter. That matter happens to be the arrival of a massive glowing sphere in Central Park, accompanied by a towering robot-like protector dubbed Gort and an alien ambassador named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), who takes up human form to communicate with the people of Earth. When Klaatu finds himself faced with hawkish, uncompromising officials, he goes on the run with Benson and her son as the fate of the world gradually becomes clear.