Unrated Cut Including More Intense Thrills & Action Not Seen in Theaters Arrives Exclusively on Blu-ray™ September 17th
Global Hit Debuts One Week Early on Digital
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – August 2, 2013 – “The suspense is killer!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic WORLD WAR Z, debuting on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD and On Demand on September 17, 2013. The pandemic begins one week early on Digital September 10th. Due to overwhelming demand, the film has been digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and will be released in select IMAX theaters domestically for an exclusive one-week running beginning today.
Starring international superstar Brad Pitt and based on the best-selling and wildly popular novel, WORLD WAR Z took audiences by storm and was hailed by critics as “thrilling, epic and spectacular” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) and the “most gratifying action spectacle in years!” (David Denby, The New Yorker). The tense and thrilling film follows a former United Nations investigator (Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. WORLD WAR Z features stunning visual effects and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that take the Zombie apocalypse phenomenon to a more extreme and electrifying level.
“I’m really excited for fans to see the new unrated version of WORLD WAR Z on Blu-ray,” said producer and star Brad Pitt. “We were thrilled with the audience response to the film in theaters and wanted to give viewers even more of the action and intensity that they loved when they watch the film at home.”
WORLD WAR Z will be available on Blu-ray Combo or Blu-ray 3D Combo with an Unrated Cut packed with even more thrills and action too intense for theaters, along with the theatrical version of the film. The combo packs feature UltraViolet™ and boast in-depth looks at the making of the film, the seamless blending of practical and digital effects, the science behind the Zombie outbreak and much more. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.
WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:
· Feature film in high definition (Unrated version)
· Origins—The filmmakers discuss collaborating with renowned actor/producer Brad Pitt to create a Zombie film the likes of which have never been seen.
· Looking to Science—Explore the scientific realities of Zombie behavior in nature and learn more about Zombies in literature and film.
· WWZ: Production
o Outbreak—Go on set with Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster for a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s breathtaking first attack in Philadelphia.
o The Journey Begins—Delve deeper into Gerry’s fight for survival during the dramatic escape in South Korea.
o Behind The Wall—Explore the epic scene in Jerusalem and discover the incredible logistics of creating the elaborate stunts and crowd sequences.
o Camouflage—Experience the final confrontation between Gerry and the Zombies and discover the phenomenal scope of the film’s production.
· Feature film in standard definition (Theatrical version)
WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The WORLD WAR Z Blu-ray 3D combo pack includes all of the above, as well as the theatrical version of the film in high definition and 3D on a disc presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
WORLD WAR Z Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the theatrical version of the film in standard definition.
The Blu-ray releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.
Here is the trailer:
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Sept is looking good to me for BR's to get. Just ad this to the list of Iron Man 3 and Star Trek. With Oblivion out today, it's a pretty solid line up. I am looking forward to the unrated cut of WWZ. I was hoping they would have an extended or un-rated cut.
Its getting increasingly harder to understand what aspect ratio, what version, and the cropping method (for IMAX releases if applicable) applied pre-release. I've cancelled two items I had on pre-order as a result already, this one as well as Star Trek 3D.
I never used to buy from fye but when you pre order the blus its so much cheaper than their regular $30 prices.If you go to FYE and pre order the 3D version of this its only $19.99 which is cheap for a new 3D release.They are also taking pre orders for Star trek into darkness 3D for the same price.,
I went in expecting the worst (i.e., some ADHD focus grouped schlockfest) and was amazed at how good it was.
Pacing? Strong characterization? Tension? What are these doing in a AAA Hollywood blockbuster anyway?!?! Didnt they miss the meeting where all new movies are tailored to appease immature Chinese audiences who would only watch an awesome show like Game of Thrones with advertisements like this:
No doubt Brad Pitt is at Hollywood re-education camp. /rant
Looking forward to getting this film on Blu Ray. Love that a 7.1 audio mix is part of the package. Wish there was a list somewhere of all Blu Rays that actually do come with a lossless 7.1 mix.
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