PHE Press Release: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    DIRECTOR STEVEN SPIELBERG’S BREATHTAKING SCI-FI FANTASY COMES TO LIFE IN SPARKLING HIGH DEFINITION


    A.I. Artificial Intelligence



    Futuristic Fable Debuts on Blu-ray™ April 5, 2011 Loaded with Nearly Two Hours of Behind-the-Scenes Special Features


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    HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg propels viewers into a future of astounding technology and adventure in the critically-acclaimed film A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, arriving for the first time on Blu-ray April 5, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Hailed as a “masterpiece” (New York Observer) and “unmistakably the work of a real filmmaker” (Rolling Stone), A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE depicts a future world of awe-inspiring scientific advances where humans share every aspect of their lives with sophisticated companion robots called Mechas. But when an advanced prototype robot child named David (Haley Joel Osment) is programmed to show unconditional love, his human family isn’t prepared for the consequences. So David embarks on a spectacular quest to discover the startling secret of his own identity.

    “Filled with visual wonders and astonishing special effects” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times), A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE has been digitally remastered for this release and is an ideal film to experience in high definition. The Blu-ray Disc™ boasts nearly two hours of in-depth special features including a look at the design, special effects, sound, music and acting in the film, as well as comments from Steven Spielberg about our responsibility to artificial intelligence.


    A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Blu-ray

    The A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features are presented in standard definition except where noted HD:

    · Creating A.I.

    · Acting A.I.

    o A Portrait of David

    o A Portrait of Gigolo Joe

    · Designing A.I.

    o A.I. : From Drawings to Sets

    o Dressing A.I.

    · Lighting A.I.

    · A.I./FX

    · The Robots of A.I.

    · Special Visual Effects and Animation: ILM

    o An Overview

    o The Robots

    o The Miniatures

    o New York City Sequence

    o Animating A.I.

    · The Sound and Music of A.I.

    · Closing: Steven Spielberg: Our Responsibility to Artificial Intelligence

    · Two Theatrical Trailers (HD)

    · A.I. Archives

    o Storyboards

    o Chris Baker’s Portfolio

    o Production Design Portfolio

    o ILM Concept Art

    o Portrait Gallery—Photographs by David James

    o Steven Spielberg—Behind-the-Scenes Photos by David James



    About Paramount Home Entertainment

    Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.






    A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Blu-ray

    Street date: April 5, 2011

    Pricing: $24.99 U.S.

    Runtime: 145 minutes

    U.S. Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content and violent images

    Canadian Rating: 14A
     
  2. Neil Middlemiss

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    This is one of my most anticipated releases. I adore this film for all its wonders and flaws. It is beautfully crafted, terrifically acted, and has one of John Williams' most heartbreaking score. A day one own for me!
     
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    I also love the film for all of the reasons you stated, Neil. I saw this several times during its theatrical run, and even took the day off from work to enjoy it again upon its DVD release. Like many Kubrick films, it seems very simple on its surface, but the more you're willing to put into it, the more you're likely to find.


    Anyway, I preordered this when Amazon first made it available in December, so I'll be anxious to see how it looks on Blu.


    - Mark
     
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    This is all very well, but when do we get "Jaws" and "Jurassic Park/Lost World"? I'd also like to see "Always." "A.I." holds no interest for me, but to each his own. Enjoy!
     
  5. Ronald Epstein

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    Rick,


    I realize you are associating a single director with titles

    you would like released to Blu-ray, but your request spans

    two studios.


    Jurassic Park is rumored to be released this year from
    Universal.
     
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    Paramount (Dreamworks) have been very good at getting Spielberg titles on Blu-ray in our hands. Saving Private Ryan, War of the Worlds, Minority Report, and now A.I. - I really hope Universal can get it together and release the titles you mentioned - Jaws especially. I haven't seen Always since its theatrical run, so that would be great to revisit in HD too.


     
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    A great, underrated movie, and it looks fantastic on Blu-ray, very similar to the other Spielberg/Kaminski collaborations on Blu-ray. It actually looks like film.
     
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    I'm a fan of this movie. Love the soundtrack. Have it on DVD. Haven't watched it in years, though. I may have to put this on my wishlist, for a future gift-receiving holiday :)
     
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    Anybody viewed the U.S. release of this yet? Unlike many others (based on past DVD threads) this is one of my preferred Spielberg offerings.
     
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    Has anyone in Norte America seen this Blu-Ray?
     
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    There are reviews up at Blu-Ray.com and DVDTalk. Both are VERY positive. Each reviewer gave it 4 1/2 stars out of 5 for PQ. Looking forward to this one tomorrow!
     
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