The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Wednesday 11th March 2009
Taking special effects to another dimension The Day the Earth Stood Still explodes onto Blu-ray and DVD on 20th April 2009. Released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment this innovative and exciting re-imagining of the original sci-fi classic see's the Earth teetering on the brink of destruction as mankind prepares to meet its maker.
Scott Derrickson's epic spectacle stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Speed) as Klaatu, a humanoid who arrives on Earth as a harbinger of death. Sent by an alien species and accompanied by a giant and ominous robot, he has just one mission: seek redemption for sins committed against the Earth. With the clock ticking, and alien warships landing across the globe, civilisation has just a few hours to prove it can change or face total destruction!
Threatened with imminent annihilation, determined professor Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly; A Beautiful Mind, Blood Diamond) and her stepson, Jacob (Jaden Smith; The Pursuit of Happyness) find themselves embroiled in the alien's plan and fast become the world's only hope to stave off apocalyptic obliteration. With the future of Earth hanging in the balance will they be able to save mankind in time?
With Scott Derrickson at the helm and a phenomenal supporting cast that includes the brilliant John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda), Mad Men's John Hamm and Oscar-winner Kathy Bates (Misery, Revolutionary Road) The Day the Earth Stood Still is set to be the biggest action Sci-Fi film released on Blu-ray and DVD this year.
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.