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SPHE Press Release: 2012 (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    “Phenomenal! 2012 is the best disaster movie ever!”
    Shawn Edwards / Fox-TV

    “Exhilarating and jaw-dropping.”
    Paul Fischer / Dark Horizons

    From the Visionary Director of The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day Comes the Ultimate Global Action-Adventure!



    2012

    The End Begins March 2nd on 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Featuring Digital Copy,
    Picture-in-Picture and an Interactive Mayan Calendar


    Also Available on 1-Disc Blu-ray, DVD & PSP



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    Culver City, CA (1/4/2010) – The end of the world is the beginning of spectacular adventure in the global box office sensation ($711 million worldwide) 2012, arriving on 2-Disc Blu-ray, 1-Disc Blu-ray, DVD & PSP this March 2, 2010, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Visionary Director Roland Emmerich, creator of The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day, outdoes himself with this jaw-dropping epic that’s packed with breathtaking action sequences and groundbreaking special effects that must be seen to be believed! John Cusack (Con Air), Amanda Peet (Something’s Gotta Give) and Woody Harrelson (Zombieland) lead an all-star cast in this riveting tale of a group of disparate humans struggling to survive a global catastrophe predicted by the ancient Mayans. Now, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment predicts movie lovers everywhere will want to experience this heart-stopping tale of human survival at home again and again on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring mind blowing picture and earth rattling sound, plus the latest in cutting-edge bonus features!

    Discover the truth behind the Mayan prophecy for “2012” and the smash hit film it inspired with such revealing Blu-ray and DVD bonus features as feature length commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Co-Writer Harald Kloser and the featurette “Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic,” an intimate look at one of Hollywood’s most revolutionary filmmakers. Additional bonus features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include an alternate ending, deleted scenes and the "Time For Miracles” music video, featuring Adam Lambert.

    Exclusive to Blu-ray versions of 2012 are additional groundbreaking bonus features “Roland’s Vision: Picture-in-Picture” and the BD-Live™ enabled movieIQ, which allows viewers to immediately access updated trivia on the film’s cast, crew, production and soundtrack - all while watching the movie! Also, only available on the 2-Disc Blu-ray is the “Interactive Mayan Calendar” feature, along with the production featurettes “Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar,” “Designing the End of the World,” “Science Behind the Destruction,” “The End of the World: The Actor’s Perspective,” “Countdown to the Future” and Making the Music Video "Time For Miracles" with Adam Lambert. The 2-Disc Blu-ray also includes a Digital Copy for PSP, PC, Mac & iPod.

    In the year 2010, prepare for excitement beyond your wildest imagination as 2012 arrives on 2-Disc Blu-ray (SRP $39.95), 1-Disc Blu-ray (SRP $38.96), DVD (SRP $28.96) and PSP (SRP $24.94).

    Synopsis
    Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. 2012 is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

    2012 was produced by Harald Kloser (10,000 B.C.), Mark Gordon (The Day After Tomorrow) and Larry Franco (Batman Begins) and executive produced by Roland Emmerich (10,000 B.C.), Ute Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow) and Michael Wimer (10,000 B.C.). Its script was co-written by Harald Kloser & Roland Emmerich, who previously wrote 10,000 B.C.. The film’s all-star cast includes John Cusack (Con Air), Amanda Peet (Something’s Gotta Give), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Inside Man), Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon), Thandie Newton (Crash) and Danny Glover (Saw). It was released theatrically by Columbia Pictures and has a run time of approximately 158 minutes. It has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for intense disaster sequences and some language

    2-DISC BD BONUS FEATURES
    Disc 1
    • movieIQ (BD Exclusive)
    • Picture-in-Picture: Roland’s Vision (BD Exclusive) – Includes pre-visualization, storyboards and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with filmmakers, cast and crew
    • Commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich & Co-Writer Harald Kloser
    • Alternate Ending
    Disc 2
    • Interactive Mayan Calendar (BD Exclusive) – Enter a date to reveal your horoscope and personality profile
    • Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar featurette
    • Designing the End of the World featurette
    • Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic featurette
    • Science Behind the Destruction featurette
    • The End of the World: The Actor’s Perspective featurette
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Countdown to the Future
    • "Time For Miracles" Music Video by Adam Lambert
    • Making the Music Video "Time For Miracles" with Adam Lambert
    • Digital Copy for PSP – included on the Blu-ray and transferable via the PlayStation®3

    Bonus Disc
    • Digital Copy for the PC, Mac & iPod

    1-DISC BD BONUS FEATURES
    • movieIQ (BD Exclusive)
    • Picture-in-Picture: Roland’s Vision (BD Exclusive) – Includes pre-visualization, storyboards and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with filmmakers, cast and crew
    • Commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Co-Writer Harald Kloser
    • Alternate Ending

    DVD BONUS FEATURES
    • Commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Co-Writer Harald Kloser
    • Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic featurette
    • Alternate Ending
    • Deleted Scenes
    • "Time For Miracles" Music Video by Adam Lambert






    2-Disc BD Catalog #: 29221




    UPC Code: 0-43396-29221-5




    SLP: $ 39.95




    Single Disc BD Catalog #: 34707




    UPC Code: 0-43396-34707-6




    SLP: $ 38.96




    Single Disc DVD Catalog #: 27517




    UPC Code: 0-43396-27517-1




    SLP: $ 28.96




    UMD Catalog #: 29222




    UPC Code: 0-43396-29222-2




    SLP: $ 24.94




    Order Date for All: 1/28/10






    Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com
    Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com


    The Blu-ray Disc version of 2012 is BD-Live enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the disc via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player. Download content, give feedback through an exclusive survey, and register for rewards.


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  2. Mike Frezon

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    Is this the first time we're being offered a 2-disc BD release with a different 1-disc BD release (barebones vs. special edition)? I can't recall another one.

    And the "MSRP"s are only 99-cents different between the two Blu-ray releases?
     
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  4. Yumbo

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    Prince Caspian, Wall-E had similar releases, to name a few.
     
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    WALL*E's difference was a digital opy, though, not "actual" special features.
     
  6. Mike Frezon

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    And I think the same was true of Prince Caspian.

    As near as I can recollect, this is the first time we're being offered two distinct Blu-ray releases of the same title with differing content (extra bonus features).
     
  7. ManW_TheUncool

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    Interesting duo BD release for sure.

    As I wondered in the other related thread, maybe this means the main disc won't have a bloated BD-J/BD-Live implementation on it and will load/navigate/play much quicker/smoother than otherwise (and the old remember-where-the-film-stopped feature might work once again to boot). That could end up starting a good trend for the film presentation itself despite the potential for a bad trend in street pricing.

    Also, it's interesting that Sony's finally showing digital copy support for the PSP (albeit via the 2nd BD disc) although it's not a big deal to me.

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  8. Ron-P

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    Can't wait to see this one, blind buy for sure. Should rock the HT.
     

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