World War Z Coming To Blu Ray And DVD September 17thAugust 5, 2013
Paramount has announced the release date for the Brad Pitt zombie apocalypse film World War Z, as well as details for the various packages.
Paramount has announced that the Brad Pitt zombie epic World War Z will be making its way to home video on September 17th on Blu Ray, 3D Blu Ray, DVD and On Demand. Fans eager to get their hands on the film will be able to purchase it digitally a week early, beginning on September 10th. Also, due to overwhelming demand, World War Z has been digitally remastered in IMAX 3D, and will see a limited run this week in select IMAX theaters in the US.
Starring Brad Pitt and based on the hugely successful novel by Max Brooks, World War Z follows Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), a retired UN operative raising a family in Philadelphia. A zombie pandemic appears suddenly and quickly works its way throughout the globe, and Gerry is asked to help put a stop to the outbreak in exchange for his family’s safety aboard an aircraft carrier on the East Coast.
“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 featuring unseen footage alongside the theatrical version of the film. The combo pack features an UltraViolet digital copy as well as behind-the-scenes featurettes focusing on the making of the film, a look at the advanced CGI and practical visual effects, the science behind the Zombie outbreak and much more. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.
From the press release:
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)
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.