Synopsis: Epic action and mind-blowing effects rock the planet in this thrilling reinvention of the sci-fi classic, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an otherworldly being whose arrival on Earth triggers an unstoppable series of events that threaten all of mankind. In a desperate attempt to save humanity, governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor’s appearance. When a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson find themselves embroiled in the alien’s plan, they become the world’s only hope to stave off apocalyptic annihilation.
A contemporary reinvention of the original, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is an intense and electrifying drama centering on an imminent global catastrophe and one outsider’s determination to stop it. The action-packed thrill ride stars Keanu Reeves (Street Kings, The Matrix franchise) as Klaatu, a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to exterminate the human race before the planet succumbs to impending disaster. When the government responds with hostile force, the fate of humanity lies with a young scientist (Academy Award® winner* Jennifer Connelly; Blood Diamond, A Beautiful Mind) who must embark on a high-stakes mission to convince the entity that mankind is worth saving… before it is too late.
In addition to astonishing special effects – including the molecular destruction of Shea Stadium – THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL also features gripping performances from an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award® winner** Kathy Bates (Misery), Jaden Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness), John Cleese (Die Another Day), Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) and Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”).
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Special Edition Blu-ray Disc and DVD, both with Digital Copy, are three-disc sets that include the 1951 version of the film, which was widely acclaimed as one of the most thought-provoking science-fiction films of all time. Both the BD and DVD are highlighted by out-of-this-world bonus features including deleted scenes, featurettes, picture-in-picture commentary, a “Build Your Own Gort” feature (BD-exclusive) and more. A two-disc version of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is also available on DVD, featuring both 2008 and 1951 versions of the film.
Special Edition Blu-ray Three-Disc Features:
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL BD is presented in widescreen format (2.45:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1
DTS HD Master Audio and Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital with English, Spanish, French, Portuguese,
Cantonese Korean and Mandarin subtitles. Packaged with the original 1951 version of the film.
Bonus features include those above plus the following:
- Klaatu’s Unseen Artifacts: The Day The Earth Stood Still Picture-In-Picture Track
- “Build Your Own GORT,” BD-Java Game