Universal Studios Home Entertainment has finally revealed all the details surrounding the Blu-ray release of Jon Favreau's cross genre adventure Cowboys and Aliens. The sci-fi/western mash-up starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford hit theaters last July to a lukewarm reception from both critics and audiences. It pulled in $99 million domestically which was a bit of a disappointment condering its hefty $163 million budget.
The Blu-ray for Cowboys and Aliens
will be available this December in a Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy combo pack and feature an extended cut of the film offering 17 minutes of new footage and
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 with a 2:40:1 aspect ratio. The release will also feature an upgraded veron of Universal's Second Screen, which will allow viewers to see 3D models, storyboards, and a scene explorer feature on their tablet device. The full assortment of bonus materials are outlined below:
Igniting the Sky: The Making of Cowboys and Aliens: A behind-the-scenes look at the film featuring conversations with Jon Favreau, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and stars Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde.
Finding the Story: Featurette on the decade long development cycle for Cowboys and Aliens.
The Scope of the Spectacle: A look at how the crew staged and photographed the film's numerous action sequences.
Outer-space Icon: Featurette on the special effects created by Legacy Effects and Industrial Light and Magic.
Audio Commentary with Director Jon Favreau.
A Call to Action: A profile of actor/writer/director Jon Favreau featuring on-set video diaries.
Absolution: A look at the practical re-creation of a dusty Old West mining town, the town's inhabitants and the ensemble of actors who portray them, as well as a look at the film's meticulous production and costume degns.
Conversations with Jon Favreau: Promotional interviews conducted by Favreau. Interviewees include Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, and Damon Lindelof.
Universal's Second Screen
Cowboys and Aliens will hits stores on December 6th with a starting price of $34.98. Pre-orders are now available on Amazon.