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Aliens Vs. Predator – Requiem arrives on DVD and Blu-ray unrated

By M&C News Feb 27, 2008, 21:33 GMT

Aliens Vs. Predator – Requiem arrives on DVD and Blu-ray unrated

In the follow-up to the worldwide hit Alien vs. Predator, the iconic monsters from two of the scariest film franchises ever, wage war in an American Midwestern town – with the residents caught in the middle

America’s own backyard becomes the most brutal battlefield yet for the iconic creatures from two of the scariest film franchises ever when Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem (AVP-R) descends onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc April 15th from Fox Home Entertainment. 

Available on both two-disc DVD and in high-definition format on Blu-ray Disc, the Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem Extreme Unrated Special Edition features more than ten minutes of never-before-seen gruesome footage added back into the movie plus is packed with five behind-the-scenes featurettes, still design galleries, directors commentary, special FX/creature creator commentary and more.

Capturing the magic of the “Alien” and “Predator” legacies are first time directors and long-time fans of both film series, The Brothers Strause, renowned for their visual effects wizardry in such films as 300, X-Men: The Last Stand and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.  

Picking up immediately after the events of the 2004 worldwide blockbuster Alien vs. Predator, the Predator gives birth to the crossbreed ‘PredAlien’ shortly before the ship crashes into a small Colorado town.  Caught in between the invasion of the Aliens and a new ruthless and methodical Predator, a group of townspeople must join forces to stop the infestation before the military obliterates the town to contain the outbreak. 

With thrilling performances by Steven Pasquale (“Rescue Me,” “Six Feet Under”), Reiko Aylesworth (“24”) and John Ortiz (American Gangster, Miami Vice), AVP-R breeds the gritty horror roots of the original films back into the series while adding fresh, new digital effects and creature variations. 

The AVP-R Extreme Unrated Special Edition will be available to own on two-disc DVD for $34.98 and on Blue-ray for $39.98.  AVP-R will also be released as a theatrical rated and unrated single-disc version available for the suggested retail price of $29.98. 

Plus, a special DVD two-pack collection featuring both films Alien vs. Predator Unrated Collector’s Edition and AVP-R Unrated single-disc will be priced at $34.98, along with a Blu-ray Disc two-pack priced at $69.98.

As an added bonus, both the Two-Disc Extreme Unrated Special Edition and the Blu-ray Disc release will offer Fox’s new Digital Copy feature that allows viewers to quickly and easily download a digital version of the film to a Mac or Windows-based PC computer and then transfer to select portable video devices including an iPod and/or iPhone.

Synopsis:

In the follow-up to the worldwide hit Alien vs. Predator, the iconic monsters from two of the scariest film franchises ever, wage war in an American Midwestern town – with the residents caught in the middle.

DVD Specs:

The AVP-R theatrical version is presented in both widescreen and full screen versions on a flipper disc with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English/Spanish subtitles. 

The unrated single-disc and Two-Disc Special Edition will be available in widescreen only (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround and DTS audio, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English/Spanish subtitles.  Individual disc bonus materials include:

Rated / Unrated Single-Disc Version features:

Commentary by directors Colin and Greg Strause and producer John Davis
Commentary by creature effects designers/creators Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis

Two-Disc Extreme Unrated Special Edition features:

Includes all above single-disc content

Digital Copy feature

Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes - Prepare for War: The Making of AVP-R; Fight to the
Finish: The Making of AVP-R; AVP-R: The Nightmare Returns – Creating the Aliens; Crossbreed: The PredAlien; Building the Predator Homeworld (Still Design Galleries); Designing the Predator; Designing the Alien; Designing the PredAlien; On Set: The Rooftop; On Set: The Sewer; On Set: The Hive; On Set: Cast & Crew

Theatrical trailers (including Restricted Audience trailer)

Blu-ray Disc Specs:

The Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem BD features both the theatrical rated and unrated versions of the film seamlessly branched in widescreen format, with all above standard-def DVD special features included, plus the BD-exclusive interactive picture-in-picture reference guide “Weyland-Yutani Archives” which allows viewers access into the movie-based corporation’s top-secret computer mainframe to discover information on all things Alien and Predator. 

The disc will be presented on a 50GB dual-layer disc authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and French / Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital.



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