Roland Emmerich Destroys The World Yet Again On March 2nd

By Perri Nemiroff 2010-01-04 21:02:37
Prepare to be drowned in special effects, because the most intense visual spectacle of the year is on its way home. As reported by DVD Active, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release 2012 on DVD and Blu-ray March 2nd.

In a nutshell, 2012 is about the world falling apart. The disastrous situation involves every individual on the planet, but the film’s primary focus is Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) and his family. Jackson is tipped off by a wacky conspiracy theorist and flees unprecedented geological catastrophes in search of safety.

The idea of the world coming to an end as predicted by the Mayan calendar is great, but not enough to sustain an entire film. The characters are weak and their situation implausible, leaving you with somewhat decent effects but not much else.

There will be three versions: a one-disc DVD for $28.96, a one-disc Blu-ray for $38.96, and a two-disc Blu-ray for $39.95. The DVD and one-disc BD have modest special feature selections, but the two-disc BD sports one as monstrous as the film’s grandiose premise. If you want to get a good laugh at the world’s expense, the only sensible options is the two-disc Blu-ray. What’s the point in buying the one-disc Blu-ray when for just one dollar more you can get three times the content? Check out the specs for yourself:

DVD Special 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
Two-Disc Blu-ray Special Features

Disc 1
  • movieIQ (BD Exclusive)
  • Picture-in-Picture: Roland’s Vision (BD Exclusive)
  • Commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich & Co-Writer Harald Kloser
  • Alternate Ending
Disc 2
  • Interactive Mayan Calendar (BD Exclusive)
  • 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 featurette
  • Digital Copy for PSP
Single-Disc Blu-Ray Special Features
  • movieIQ (BD Exclusive)
  • Picture-in-Picture: Roland’s Vision (BD Exclusive)
  • Commentary with Writer/Director Roland Emmerich and Co-Writer Harald Kloser
  • Alternate Ending

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