In August, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will bring Battleship to Blu-ray. Filmmaker Peter Berg (Hancock) helms this sci-fi-action epic, which takes its inspiration from the classic Hasbro board game of the same name. In the film, a hostile alien presence invades Earth, and only a military battleship under the command of a shiftless Naval lieutenant (Taylor Kitsch, John Carter) stands between the creatures and total global domination.
Battleship also features a supporting cast that includes Liam Neeson (The Grey), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It), and pop star Rihanna.
Universal's Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack presents the feature in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. In addition to Universal's standard BD-Live, pocket BLU, Advanced Remote Control, Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go, and Keyboard functionalities, the set also contains a number of bonus supplements, such as:
Preparing for Battle
All Hands on Deck: The Cast
Engage in Battle featurettes:
- Shooting at Sea
- All Aboard the Fleet
Blu-ray exclusive features:
Alternate ending pre-visualization with commentary by Peter Berg
- The Visual Effects of Battleship
- All Access with Director Peter Berg
- USS Missouri VIP Tour
- Commander Pete
Second Screen functionalities, which include:
Alien Tech 3D Model Turntable Explosions
Battleship streets on August 28th.
Note: The clip that follows - an excerpt from the Second Screen feature - finds Peter Berg discussing the picture's "Shredder" attackers.
I mean really... Did anybody actually think this looked good? At some point Peter Berg or Universal should have realized that this was going to be a huge stinker! Cant believe they kept the May release date.... To me this looked like the worst movie of the year. I have not seen it nor will I
If anyone expects anything more than "garbage" when Hollywood releases their annual summer films, they're crazy. It is what it is. Typical young movie-goers today are ignorant morons who have the attenion span of a flea, and the movies we get reflect that.
I had a friend post the trailer for this movie on his facebook. I immediately commented that it looked absolutely terrible. He deleted my comment. Come to find out he did some work on the movie.... and John Carter.....
I never saw either of them. They both looked horrible.
I really enjoyed this effort. This movie didn't take it self too seriously, To me the final relentless action gave this movie an elevation to a level that you could forgive any flaws this movie presented previously. What can I say, I had fun, and a good escape . I liked the ambiance of the movie most of all, good visuals.
@dragon53, I preferred Battleship. Battle LA took itself a little too seriously for my liking and I could not escape the shaky cam.
Battleship takes itself less seriously then Battle LA. I was going to skip it all together till disc but then I saw a Snow White & Hunstman/ Battleship double feature at the drive-in (Yes, there are still drive-ins in America).
Berg knows it's silly material, and it's not a great flick, but it has some good respect for the military. Some of the film's best and most important moments hang on WWII veterans and Iraq war vets who lost limbs (played by a real war vet double amputee).
The movie's climax is so corny and yet oddly patriotic and respectful of veterans, it redeemed the entire movie for me. I don't even want to spoil it but I think it's worth at least a rent.
@LordRaymond. I saw all three of those films including Battleship. There is no way Battleship had a better story. Battleship was a popcorn film at best people should realize that before even seeing the film. that said I had fun with the film. Wasn't fantastic or life altering, but fun.
@NYorker I actually had a guy tell me that The Fast and Furious had a better story than Shawshank Redemption. No lie...