Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release a combo pack edition of director M. Night Shyamalan's latest film After Earth (2013), starring Jaden Smith, Will Smith, and Sophie Okonedo. The release will be available for purchase on October 8th.
A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another, if they want any chance of returning home.
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features:
"A Father's Legacy" featurette – Will and Jaden Smith on and off screen
"1,000 Years in 300 Seconds" featurette – On Location with the Cast
"The Nature of the Future" featurette – A look at the landscapes and creatures of the film
XPRIZE After Earth Robotics Challenge winning video – The reveal of the winning team's video, with an introduction by Jaden Smith as Kitai Raige
Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:
All the added value on the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, plus:
A Never-Before-Seen Version of the Film's Opening Sequence
"Building a World" featurette – A glimpse into the creation of the After Earth universe
"Pre-Visualizing the Future" featurette – A next-generation approach to action sequences
"The Animatics of After Earth" featurette – Never-before-seen storyboards and animatics
For people that start bashing on the cover it says at the bottom 'artwork TBA'. Anyway, I thought this was an ok scf-FI flick, but I really liked oblivion waaaaay more. I may pick it up when it's under $10 or so.
PASS. You couldn't get me to come within ten feet of an M. Night Shamalam film without a gun to my head. I'd rather watch a Michael Bay marathon. I'd rather watch the Star Wars prequels! Hell, I'd rather just give up on movies altogether!!!
Maybe Twilight Time should deliver this, that way we know there are only 3000 copies in existance. It wouldn't be too hard to locate 2995 copies in their warehouse and then find the five people on this site who actually bought it.
It's not even that fact that M. Night made this that is turning me off. From what I've read, he was pretty much just a director for hire. It's that it's a full blown story and concept from Will Smith to push his untalented kid on everyone...again.
I will be picking this up, not sure if it was the fact I went into it with zero hopes but I enjoyed the message of the movie quite a bit. This movie was a fable, and fables teach... Of course, this is my opinion and having opinions on this website is no longer VALID so feel free to VOTE me down now
How do I top all this wonderful feedback on the latest M. Night film.. This is where critics are my friends, much like Roland Emmerich I am very skeptical of if this is worth my money and more importantly my time to make an effort to see the film.. If any film is not on my must see list I do see what others have said about the film, and much like After Earth and White House Down this year, the critics and film viewers made up my mind for me.. I never want to see and director put out terrible film after terrible film.. And I enjoyed a few of their films, but the more they have made over the years the worse they've gotten.. This might be one of the films that if I truly have nothing left to see I'll give it a shot..
Boothill Gunslinger - I totally understand your 'sheep who follows the crowd' comment, but after a certain amount of time you have to realise reality. M. Night may well have been good (and was certainly on point) with 'The Sixth Sense', but his film went downhill fast from then on. To me it's a case of someone believing their own hype - they do a great film so from then on think they're the bee's knees!
Every film M. Knight has done since The Sixth Sense has been pretty bad and most of them downright appalling! The one thing I do know for definite is that the movie studios must be insane when they green light a project with him at the helm. His name now appears to more or less guarantee failure rather than success. Sad I know, but very, very true!
@pow: Agreed that nothing has reached the level of The Sixth Sense, however, I enjoyed Lady in the Water. Signs was excellent. I thought The Village was marginal. The Happening was TERRIBLE, although my wife found it entertaining. I didn't even bother with The Last Airbender. He didn't direct Devil, but he was the story writer, and I loved that flick. So, I'm hoping that one day, some day, he will be able to redeem himself. I just don't like to see people with potential ending up as flashes in the pan. It's quite sad, actually.