Did anybody expect Rise of the Planet of the Apes to be any good? I know I didn't. While the newest Apes flick featured a solid cast, including James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, and Brian Cox. Even more exciting was the involvement of motion-capture wizard Andy Serkis in portraying Caesar, the ape whose artificially accelerated intelligence starts all the trouble in the first place. Still...it was Planet of the Apes, not a franchise with an auspicious record in recent years.
Imagine our surprise, then, when Apes reviews started coming in, and they were mostly positive. Against all odds, Rise of the Planet of the Apes seemed to be not just a good summer popcorn flick, but a good movie, period. For those of us who weren't convinced early enough to check out the movie in theaters, Rise of the Planet of the Apes will be coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download this December 13th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Fans of the flick should be excited, because the Blu-ray looks to be fairly packed with content.
In the new Apes flick, James Franco plays Will Rodman, a neuroscientist working on a cure for Alzheimer's disease by attempting to increase the intelligence of chimpanzees (no, I'm not sure how this would help cure Alzheimer's). He bonds especially with an ape named Caesar, who is unfortunately ripped away from Will and taken to a primate facility. Inside the lock-up, Caesar's intelligence continues to spike and he begins plotting...wait for it...the Rise of the Planet of the Apes!
Here's the breakdown of what you'll get on the disc.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-Ray
- Feature Film
- Alpha Gets Shot
- Will’s Meeting with Lab Assistants
- Will Discovers Caesar Has Solved Puzzles
- Caesar Plays with Bicycle
- Caesar Questions His Identity
- Caesar Bites Off Neighbors Finger
- Will Ignores the Risks of an Airborne Mutated Virus
- Rodney Gives Caesar a Cookie
- Rocket Gets Hosed by Dodge
- Caesar Destroys the Lab and Koba’s Attempted Revenge on Jacobs
- Caesar Pushes Helicopter
- Koba with Shotgun
- Pre-vis for the Future
- Capturing Caesar -- Script to Screen
- Studying the Genius of Andy Serkis
- Multi-Angle: Rocket Cookie Scene
- A New Generation of Apes
- Breaking Motion Capture Boundaries
- Breaking New Sound Barriers: The Music and Sound Design of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- Audio Commentary by Director Rupert Wyatt
- Audio Commentary by Writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
- Character Concept Art Gallery
- Three Theatrical Trailers
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