Bring Caesar Home on Blu-ray

Here’s a movie that my jaw is still laying on the ground over and I STILL find myself grasping at straws when I try to describe just how powerful this film really is.  Never in a million years would I have believed you if you told me in January that Rise of the Planet of the Apes would be my favorite film of 2011.  NEVER!  But here we are.  And here I am.  Not one film, in my opinion, has swayed my vote for #1 film of the year thus far.  Sure, I’m not being ignorant and saying that there are not better films out there, but instead, I’m simply saying that you can’t change my mind no matter how hard you try.  Whether it’s the beautiful leading lady, Freida Pinto, or the immense emotional stakes this movie tackles, I don’t care.  I don’t have to defend myself.  This is my post.  And this is my film of the year and I am ecstatic to announce that the evolution becomes one with the Hi-Def revolution when the critically-acclaimed $432 million worldwide box office smash arrives and takes the Blu-ray world captive on December 13th. No longer is the number 13 associated with bad luck.  Forever will it be known as the day the Lord has made.  I’m going to hell for that comment, huh?  Oh well, let us rejoice and pre-order!

LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2011) – A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a battle unlike any other when RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on December 13th in North America and starting December 7th Internationally. From the Oscar-winning® visual effects team that brought to life the worlds ofAvatar and Lord of the Rings comes revolutionary new ground – a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.
James Franco (127 Hours) stars as Will Rodman, a neuroscientist living in San Francisco trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing on chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence. After a test subject’s baby, Caesar, is orphaned, Will decides to raise him at home on his own with his Alzheimer-stricken father (John Lithgow; “Dexter”). What begins simply as a continuation of his experiment quickly turns into a problem for Will, as Caesar is taken away from him and forced to live in a primate facility. As Caesar’s intelligence continues to grow, he begins to stake his claim as the leader of his new primate counterparts, which will ultimately lead to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist), this special effects blockbuster features fantastic supporting performances from Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Brian Cox (Red), Tom Felton (Harry Potter films) and Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) in a ground-breaking performance. The RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes commentaries and more.
**Exact product configurations will vary by individual territories**

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Blu-ray + Digital Copy (North America)
Feature Film
Deleted Scenes
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
Ape Facts
Audio Commentary by Director Rupert Wyatt
Audio Commentary by Writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
Character Concept Art Gallery
Three Theatrical Trailers


ONE HECK OF A PROMOTER!!! Also a Dreamer, Producer, Agent of Love, Film Lover, Writer of Screenplays and a Devoted Apostle to all things Ford Mustangs (the real ones with V8's!). Some of my favorite films include FIGHT CLUB, MOULIN ROUGE, THE DARK KNIGHT, STAR WARS alongside television shows such as SEINFELD, 24, SANFORD & SON and even the often loathed in the geek community BIG BANG THEORY. Outside of my three lives I live I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our three girls (of the furry kind).

6 Responses to “Bring Caesar Home on Blu-ray”

  1. Gregg

    Can’t wait! Great film, way more than I expected. As for 13, was only bad luck for those that didn’t read their history. Knights Templar, baby.

  2. Aaron Neuwirth

    Why Cookie Rocket?

    I can’t tell if I like the box are or don’t…

    Happy that the disc looks packed though.

  3. Brian White

    (With a Jedi wave) You do like the box art, Aaron.

  4. Aaron Neuwirth

    I guess it doesn’t help that none of the poster leading up the film really were anything to right home about.

  5. Matt Goodman

    Hoping for a sequel

  6. Aaron Neuwirth

    I don’t think you need to do much hoping, it was critically and commercially successful worldwide.